Italy, Pisa

Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology - second session

when 3 July 2017 - 21 July 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 12 ECTS
fee EUR 1300

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 lab-activities and lectures 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 ages. The activities will be completed under the supervision of experienced staff of the Division of Paleopathology, directed by Professor Gino Fornaciari.

Application Deadline: 20/06/2017

Course leader

Maura Castagna

Target group

Students and graduates in pertinent disciplines, like archaeology, biology, natural sciences, etc. It is preferentially addressed to foreign students, but italian students can also participate.

Course aim

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.

Fee info

EUR 1300: Meals and trip expense for didactic purpose are included.

Application Deadline: 20/06/2017

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