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Cornell University    
  Feb 24, 2018
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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ANTHR 7263 - [Zooarchaeological Method]

(crosslisted) ARKEO 7263  
Fall. Next offered 2019-2020. 5 credits. Student option grading.

Co-meets with ANTHR 4263 /ARKEO 4263 .

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.  The course will deal only with mammals larger than squirrels.  While students 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.  Students will analyze an assemblage of actual archaeological bones.  It is highly recommended that students also take the course in Zooarchaeological Interpretation (ANTHR 7264 /ARKEO 7264 ) offered in the spring.

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