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Free Osteoarchaeology Course

September 12th, 2016 by Cobwebs

If you like to look at bones (and who doesn’t?), the faculty of Archaeology at Universiteit Leiden is offering a free online course on the subject.

We are pleased to announce that on the 30th of September Dr. Andrea Waters-Rist from the Faculty of Archaeology of Leiden University (The Netherlands) will be launching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) all about human osteoarchaeology! “Osteoarchaeology: The Truth in Our Bones” provides a basic introduction to human osteoarchaeology for people with no previous experience in this scientific field.

In this free online course, learners will explore the many things that can be learned about life in the past and present by studying the human skeleton. After starting with sex, age-at-death, and stature estimation from skeletal remains, other themes including disease and trauma, diet and infant feeding, activity patterns, and mobility and migration are discussed. Students will learn how to reconstruct the lives that past peoples were living from the clues that are contained in their bones and teeth.

More information is available here.

We would be very grateful if you passed on this information to any individuals that might be interested in being introduced to the study of archaeological human skeletal remains.

(via Girls With Bones)

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