Italy, Pisa, Lab. Paleopathology, S. Chiara Hospital

Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology

when 4 July 2016 - 22 July 2016
duration 3 weeks
credits 12 ECTS
fee EUR 1200

The Summer School in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology is an academic program aimed at training students in anthropological and paleopathological laboratory methods. It is an outstanding opportunity for students to gain practical experience in bioarchaeological investigation by working side-by-side with leading researchers in the field.
The school is designed to provide all participants with an in-depth knowledge of cleaning, restoring and analyzing ancient human skeletal remains. Biological profile reconstruction is aimed at obtaining the greatest possible amount of information on the environment, lifestyle, and diseases that afflicted past populations.
The activities will be carried out at the Laboratory of Paleopathology (within the Medical School of Pisa). The Summer School will take place over the course of 3 weeks, in order to provide students with the basic knowledge of skeletal anatomy, physical anthropology and paleopathology necessary to approach osteological analyses.
The skeletal materials under examination includes samples from Tuscan excavations dating back to the medieval and modern ages. The activities will be completed under the supervision of experienced staff of the Division of Paleopathology, directed by Professor Davide Caramella

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Prof. Davide Caramella
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