Human Bones Practicals I - ARC00046M

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Ms. Malin Holst
  • Credit value: 5 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2018-19
B Autumn Term 2018-19

Module aims

  • This module will provide students with hands on experience of the latest techniques used in the osteological analysis of archaeological human remains.
  • It will provide a strong basis for further advanced osteological analysis, including assessing pathologies, stature and metric and non-metric traits.

Module learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will:

  • Recognise different human skeletal elements.
  • Be able to the assess age-at-death and sex of archeological human remains.
  • Be aware of variability in skeletal preservation.
  • Have a greater appreciation of the level of detail and confidence with which human remains can be investigated and interpreted.
  • Be able to fill out standard osteological recording forms relating to the topics covered in the module.


Task Length % of module mark
Practical Examination
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Practical Examination
N/A 100

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