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Animals in Archaeology
ARCP 350
Fall 2024
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: E&ES 350, ENVS 348

This laboratory course will explore how zooarchaeological methods for analyzing animal bones and teeth excavated from archaeological sites allow us to reconstruct ancient human-animal-environmental interactions. We will cover a range of topics and techniques, including hands-on sessions for the identification and quantification of faunal remains. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify every bone in the mammalian skeleton and distinguish between the bones of common non-mammalian taxa. Additional topics will include ancient DNA in zooarchaeology, bone stable isotope analyses, human-caused extinctions, animal domestication, bone artifact production, and animal sacrifice.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM ARCP, SBS ARCP
Course Format: Laboratory CourseGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARCP-MN)(ARCP)(BIOL)(E&ES)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%

Last Updated on JUL-14-2024
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