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Lifelong Learning

Osteoarchaeology Day School: Beginners Event

09:30 - 16:30
18 April 2015
Avenue Campus Highfield Road Southampton SO17 1BF

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Event details

Every human being has a unique story to tell, and that story is written in their bones. Osteoarchaeologists examine the remains of our ancestors to understand more about past lifestyles, diets, diseases, and death. In order to piece past lives back together, osteoarchaeologists require an in depth understanding of the human skeleton and how it grows and changes with age.

This beginner’s level osteoarchaeology day school will introduce you to the basic elements of the human skeleton, and give you opportunity to test out your new skills on real archaeological material. By the end of the module you will be able to identify the major bones, side them, and understand how they fit together to create a functioning body.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the overview of human skeletal system, and lay out a human skeleton in anatomical position
  • Recognise normal features of the human skeleton
  • Identify major elements of the human skeleton (cranial and post-cranial)
  • Use your knowledge to side major elements of the body


Cost to the day (not including lunch) is £50.00. If all three days are booked together a discounted rate of £125 will be available.

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