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SUMMER WORKSHOP IN BIOARCHAEOLOGY, PALEOPATHOLOGY, PALEOEPIDEMIOLOGY

by Ed Hagen last modified Mar 22, 2012 11:12 AM
Necropolis of Saint-Laurent de Grenoble (A.D. 400-1800) - FRANCE - July 2nd - 13th, 2012. The « EPHE » and the « Société Française de Bioarchéologie et Bioanthropologie » offer a 2-week workshop in Bioarchaeology. 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 modern time.

Week 1, EPHE (O.Dutour): The workshop is designed to provide students with the analytical tools needed for the interpretation of data collected on human skeletal remains in archaeological context, focusing on health conditions and dietary habits. Basics in identification of osseous and dental lesions aimed toward epidemiological approach and diagnosis will be explored. 
Instructors are: Prof Olivier Dutour, MD, PhD, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes & University of Toronto; Dr Hélène Coqueugniot, PhD, Research fellow

Week 2, SFB2 (E. Herrscher, S. Naji) : The workshop will be oriented toward continuing the exhaustive study of the Saint Laurent osteological collection housed in the Archaeological Museum of Saint Laurent. The osteological collection is composed of 1500 skeletons and distributed over 15 centuries of mortuary occupation. Basics in archaeology and taphonomy of human remains, as well as human osteology will be explored.

Instructors are : Dr Estelle Herrscher, PhD, Research fellow, manager of the osteological collection ; Dr Stephan Naji, PhD post-doc; Antony Colombo and Elodie Tarcy, doctoral students

Total cost of the workshop is 1600€; including registration fees to the teaching unit of the EPHE diploma (corresponding to 6 European Credit Transfer system), lunches and housing on university campus (high-speed internet provided). The Workshop is open to students of all level. Language of courses is English. 
Please contact Stephan Naji at sfb2.ephe@gmail.com for detailed program and questions

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