Pisa, Italy

Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology

when 12 June 2024 - 30 June 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 1000

NOTICE: the Summer School has to be cancelled for this Summer 2023.
Should it be held in 2024, new dates and new application deadline will be published in October 2023.

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 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.

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 include samples from Tuscan excavations dating back to the medieval ages. The activities will be completed under the supervision of the experienced staff of the Division of Paleopathology.

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 school is designed to provide all participants with an in-depth knowledge about the analysis of 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.

Fee info

EUR 1000: 1000 euro for tuition fees + 300 euro for materials and tutoring


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