Pisa, Italy

Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology

when 3 June 2019 - 19 July 2019
language English
duration 7 weeks
credits 12 EC
fee EUR 1300

The Summer School in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology is an academic program aimed attraining 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 lab-activities and lectures will be carried out at the Laboratory of Paleopathology (within theMedical 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, with the supervision of Professor Gino Fornaciari.

Course leader

Prof. Valentina Giuffra

Target group

Students in Physical Anthropology, Archaeology, Bioarchaeology, Forensic Science, Paleopathology and allied disciplines at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Course aim

The Summer School has no formal prerequisites; students will be fully trained for all the activities they experience. Knowledge of English language is also required.

Fee info

EUR 1300: Euro 1.000 fees, Euro 300 tutoring and lab support

Housing is not provided by the Summer School. Participants will be provided with a “dining card” to access the students’ dining halls for lunch and dinner. A complete meal costs €4



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