Bi8612c Comparative osteology - practical training

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught partially online.
Teacher(s)
doc. RNDr. Petra Urbanová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Daniel Angelo Gaudio, PhD (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Gabriela Dreslerová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Robin Pěnička, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Leslie Quade, MSc, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Petra Urbanová, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Petra Urbanová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Anthropology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Timetable
Fri 10:00–11:50 prace doma
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
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 findings.
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
  • 1-2. Comparative osteology - protocols, methods, techniques, bone and tooth histology – Petra Urbanová (9/10/2020, 16/10/2020)
  • 3.-4. Skeleton axiale: training in inter-species and age-related differences – Gabriela Dreslerová (23/10/2020), Daniel Gaudio (30/10/2020)
  • 5. Odontology: training in inter-species and age differences - Robin Pěnička
  • 6-7. Skeleton membrorum: upper/fore-limb training in inter-species and age differences – Gabriela Dreslerová (13/11/2020), Daniel Gaudio (20/11/2020)
  • 8-9. Skeleton membrorum: lower/hind-limb training in inter-species and age differences – Gabriela Dreslerová (27/11/2020), Daniel Gaudio (4/12/2020)
  • 10. Bone assemblage – practical training – Gabriela Dreslerová (11/12/2020)
  • 11-12. Taphonomy: training in describing and determining effects of biotic and abiotic agents – Daniel Gaudio (8/1/2021, 15/1/2021)
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.
  • https://is.muni.cz/auth/el/sci/podzim2017/Bi8612/um/atlas_komparativni_osteologie/index.html#authors
Teaching methods
Preparation is conducted 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. The course will be conducted in Czech a English language. The classes will be taught in person and on line dependent on topics and practical tasks.
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 2019, autumn 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2020, recent)
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