A five-day course suitable for those working in outdoor occupations, the rescue services, field archaeology and museums, or for those wanting a taster course in human osteology. Please note, this course will involve handling human bones. Participants will begin to develop skills in: Understanding of human musculoskeletal anatomy; Understanding the principles of excavating human skeletal material; Recording a skeleton both in the field and the laboratory; Estimating age, sex, and stature; Indentifying key features of both juvenile and adult dentition; Understprofessionaanding the fundamental characteristics of bone microstructure; Recognising dental and non-dental pathology; Interpreting osteological findings and relating them to the wider archaeological context. Refreshments are provided, but not lunch. Book through Sheffield's online shop.
For more information contact: University of Sheffield: Department of Archaeology
Phone: 0114 222 2900
Cost: £400 (Full) / £340 (Concessions - limited number)