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Analysis of archaeological faunal remains

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Jacobo Weinstock
Academic year

Module overview

This module will cover the practical skills necessary to identify, record and interpret animal bones from archaeological sites as well as the techniques used for the study of animals in human life in the past.

You will learn methods of identification of mammals, birds and fish, and how to age and sex skeletal remains. The module will also cover bone modification, taphonomy, quantification, metrical study and the recognition and interpretation of pathology. Special emphasis will be placed on interpreting assemblages within the context of diverse archaeological aims.