Bi8612c Comparative osteology - practical trainig

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
doc. Mgr. Sandra Sázelová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Soňa Boriová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Sandra Sázelová, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Sandra Sázelová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Anthropology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Timetable
Mon 10:00–11:50 Bp1,01007
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course aims to widen practical knowledges and experiences of students attending Comparative osteology lecture. Within the course students will be familiarized with methodologies and rules of manipulation with human and animal osteological material dated to Pleistocene and Holocene.
Learning outcomes
In the end of the course the students will be able to: - apply basic comparative principles leading to anatomic description and taxonomic determination of documented material, - estimate age accordind to the skeletal samples; - describe basic taphonomic agents forming the taphonomic history of studied archeological site.
Syllabus
  • 1. Comparative osteology and its basic methodological protocols in description of osteological assemblage (MNI, NISP, MNE, MAU; age estimation; skeletal adaptation on different nourishment strategies)
  • 2.-3. Skeleton axiale I. Cranium: training in inter-species and age differencies
  • 4. Odonthology: training in inter-species and age differencies
  • 5. Skeleton axiale II. Ossa trunci: training in inter-species and age differencies
  • 6-7. Skeleton membrorum (appendiculare): upper/fore-limb training in inter-species and age differencies
  • 8-9. Skeleton membrorum (appendiculare): lower/hind-limb training in inter-species and age differencies
  • 10-11. Tafonomy: training in description and determination of biotic and abiotic agents ´ impact on osteological materiál from selected archeological contexts
  • 12. Human Animal relationship: domestication impact on skeletal variability of selected faunal species
Literature
    required literature
  • FRANCE, Diane L. Human and nonhuman bone identification : a color atlas. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 2009. xvii, 734. ISBN 9781420062861. info
  • HILLSON, Simon. Mammal bones and teeth : an introductory guide to methods of identification. 1st pub. Walnut Creek, Calif.: Left Coast Press, 1992. ix, 64. ISBN 9780905853307. info
  • HILLSON, Simon. Teeth. 2nd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. xiv, 373. ISBN 0521545498. info
  • LYMAN, R. Lee. Vertebrate taphonomy. 1st pub. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994. xxvi, 524. ISBN 0521458404. info
  • WHITE, T. D. and Pieter A. FOLKENS. The human bone manual. Boston: Elsevier Academic, 2005. xx, 464. ISBN 0120884674. info
    recommended literature
  • Adams, J. B., Crabtree, P. J. 2008: Comparative skeletal anatomy: A photographic atlas for medical examiners, coroners, forensic anthropologist and archeologist. New York: Springer.
  • Hupková, A., Urbanová, P., Pěnička, R. 2012: Virtuální učebnice pro studium morfologie kostry člověka. Dostupná na: http://anthrop.sci.muni.cz/page.yhtml?id=592
  • Reitz E. J., Wing, E. S. 2008: Zooarchaeology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Teaching methods
Preparation runs in form of practical training. Students (individually or together in small groups) process under the supervision of lectors practical tasks related to topics of Comparative osteology course.
Assessment methods
Credit is awarded based on laboratory protocols and continuous study preparation on the training.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2020, autumn 2021.
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