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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Anthropology


500-Level - Spring 2018

ANTH 550.001 / Archaeological Laboratory Methods

Professor: Joanna Casey

(3 credits) 

Fulfills the Archaeological Requirement for the Anthropology Major

OR

Fulfills the 500-level(s) requirement(s) for the Major or for DURT 

Course Readings:

There is no text book for this course, but students will be expected to buy a set of inexpensive digital calipers.  Details in first class.

Course Description:

This is a course in basic laboratory procedures for the analysis of archaeological materials.  Topics include archaeological taxonomy and the analysis of ceramics, lithics and animal remains from archeological sites.


  

ANTH 561.001 / Human Osteology

Professor: Carlina De La Cova

 (4 credits) 

Fulfills the Biological Requirement for the Major

OR

Fulfills the 500-level(s) requirement(s) for the Major or for DURT 

Course Readings:

Human Osteology, 3rd Edition. Time White, et al. Hardcover, ISBN 13: 978-0123741349 

Additional readings will be placed on Blackboard. It is the student’s responsibility to check Blackboard daily as announcements, readings, and other materials will be posted on Blackboard.

Course Description:

This course provides an intensive, hands-on and active learning introduction to the identification of human skeletal remains. Throughout the course of the semester students will learn: 1) how to identify skeletal elements, both whole and fragmentary; 2) how to estimate age, sex, ancestry, and stature of an individual; 3) how to distinguish between human and non-human remains; 4) how to reconstruct populations, particularly in terms of diet and disease; and 5) real world applications of human osteology.