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Cornell University    
  Jan 22, 2018
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTHR 4263 - [Zooarchaeological Method]

(crosslisted) ARKEO 4263  
(PBS Supplementary) (CU-UGR)     
Fall. Next offered 2016-2017. 5 credits.

N. Russell.

This is a hands-on laboratory course in zooarchaeological method: the study of animal bones from archaeological sites. It is designed to provide students with a basic grounding in identification of body part and taxon, aging and sexing, pathologies, taphonomy, and human modification. We will deal only with mammals larger than squirrels. While we will work on animal bones from prehistoric Europe, most of these skills are easily transferable to the fauna of other areas, especially North America. This is an intensive course that emphasizes laboratory skills in a realistic setting. You will analyze an assemblage of actual archaeological bones. It is highly recommended that students also take the course in Zooarchaeological Interpretation (ANTHR 4264 /ARKEO 4264 ) offered in the spring.

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