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Summer Workshop in Bioarchaeology

by Ed Hagen last modified Mar 17, 2011 12:44 PM
July 4th-13th, 2011. Necropolis of Saint-Laurent de Grenoble (4th-18th centuries). Excavations at the Church of Saint Laurent (Grenoble, France), on the Alps road, between the Isere River and the mountain, revealed a unique archaeological site in Europe which defines local funerary tradition from late Antiquity to the 18th century. The workshop will be oriented toward training in human skeletal studies through the analyses of the Saint-Laurent osteological collection.

Practical aspect will cover human osteology, age-at-death and sex estimation techniques, morphology (biometry and discrete traits) and paleopathology (retrospective diagnosis and epidemiological approach of skeletal populations). Ln addition, we will introduce theoretical bases of archaeothanatology (excavation and taphonomy of human remains) as well as analytical methods of bone chemical content in order to restore dietary habits. This workshop is open to undergraduate and graduate students with a major in anthropology or archaeology. Background in human Osteology is an asset but not formally required. Languages of Instruction will be English and French, adapted to the audience. If you are interested, please send a resume and a short letter of intent. Instructors are: Dr Estelle Herrscher, PhD, CNRS research fellow, in charge of the collection study; Prof. Olivier Dutour, MD, PhD, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes & University of Toronto and Dr Stephan Naji, PhD. 


For a complete workshop program or general questions please contact: Estelle HERRSCHER: herrscher@mmsh.univ-aix.fr UMR 6636 CNRS-LAMPEA BP647 – 5 rue du Château de l'Horloge, 13094 Aix-en-Provence cedex2, France Phone: +33-442 524 289, fax +33442 524 377

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