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The Archaeology of the Human Bone - ARC00033M

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Ms. Malin Holst
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2018-19

Module aims

This module will address the questions of how and why we study human remains. It will introduce students to the field of human osteoarchaeology and provide them with a good understanding of the latest techniques used in the analysis of archaeological human remains.

Module learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will:

  • be able to critically evaluate different metric and morphological techniques that osteoarchaeologists use to study human skeletal remains
  • be familiar with ethical and cultural considerations surrounding human remains
  • have a clear understanding of the level of detail and confidence with which human remains can be investigated and interpreted
  • familiar with the reporting of human skeletal remains
  • enhance their skills in oral presentations, discussion and debate
  • enhance their skills in producing powerpoint presentations and in essay writing


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

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