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Practical: Animal Bones - ARC00005I

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. David Orton
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2019-20

Module aims

  • To introduce the intellectual context and working methods of the study of animal bones from archaeological deposits
  • To direct students to the critical published sources on this topic
  • To encourage a questioning approach to the collection and analysis of a specific class of archaeological data

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • Discuss the range of research questions that might be addressed by studying excavated animal bones
  • Perform a range of practical, analytical techniques involved in data collection
  • Perform a basic analysis on an assemblage of animal bones
  • Critically evaluate specialist zooarchaeological reports


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 50
Specialist Report Critique
N/A 50

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 50
Specialist Report Critique
N/A 50

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