Undergraduate Course: Animal and Human Remains in Archaeology (ARCA10050)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course introduces students to the study of ancient human-animal relationships using archaeological evidence and provides them with the opportunity to review the methods of this discipline, offering basic instruction in skeletal anatomy (both animal and human) and the study of mollusc remains. The main issues of artefact formation as well as economic and cognitive interpretations of osseous remains will also be discussed. Theoretical issues are illustrated by examples from a broad geographical area including Europe and the Near East
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Pre-requisites: Archaeology 2A and 2B, or Honours entry to degrees in Classics, or equivalent.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Archaeology courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Degree examination 60%
Visiting Student Variant Assessment
Take home examination 60%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
| - A basic understanding of the human and animal skeleton and the relevance of such remains to archaeological interpretation.
- An appreciation of the difficulties involved in reconstructing environment, diet, technology and ritual on the basis of skeletal evidence, and the major areas of controversy.
- Culturally idiosyncratic features of animal exploitation through time.
- A critical awareness of how scientific thought and its relationship to archaeology has influenced interpretations of human and animal remains.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Animal & HR
|Course organiser||Dr Laszlo Bartosiewicz
Tel: (0131 6)50 2553
|Course secretary||Ms Amanda Campbell
Tel: (0131 6)50 3782
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