Universität Wien FIND
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300095 SE The skeletal biology of growth behaviour and health in past populations (2020W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 12 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 07.10. 14:00 - 15:30 Digital
Mittwoch 14.10. 14:00 - 15:30 Digital
Mittwoch 21.10. 14:00 - 15:30 Digital
Mittwoch 28.10. 14:00 - 15:30 Digital
Mittwoch 04.11. 14:00 - 15:30 Digital
Mittwoch 11.11. 14:00 - 15:30 Digital
Mittwoch 18.11. 14:00 - 15:30 Digital
Mittwoch 25.11. 14:00 - 15:30 Digital
Mittwoch 02.12. 14:00 - 15:30 Digital
Mittwoch 09.12. 14:00 - 15:30 Digital
Mittwoch 16.12. 14:00 - 15:30 Digital
Mittwoch 13.01. 14:00 - 15:30 Digital
Mittwoch 20.01. 14:00 - 15:30 Digital
Mittwoch 27.01. 14:00 - 15:30 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The course will provide a critical overview of the nature of skeletal samples, the information we can gain from the human skeleton and some of the limitations of skeletal analysis. The course will cover the main methods used in the study of skeletal and dental remains and critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of these methods. It is expected that students will have previous training in osteology or skeletal anatomy, but this course is not necessarily limited to those pursuing advanced degrees in biological anthropology. This course is designed to develop skills in research, skeletal analysis, and written communication.
Topics covered include: stature & growth studies, n on specific stress, infectious disease, trauma, osteoarthritis-DJD, dental pathology, paleodiets, paleodemography, activity and musculo-skeletal markers (MSM), nonmetric trait variation, dental anthropology, craniometric studies, ancient DNA studies

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Class attendance and participations (10%)
Article/chapter presentation and discussion (40%): You will sign up in pairs for a topic on the first day of class. Every few lectures, a pair of students will be in charge of the assigned readings (usually two) that relate to the given lecture topic. As a pair, you will post at least four questions (two per person) the day before that lecture on e-learning for peer-student viewing (under -Discussion- click -Compose-), and then lead an in-class brief discussion on the subject (10%). At the start each of the pair will present a 5 min presentation on the topic.
A research Paper (50%): A research paper (5000 words + references, figures) on a topic relevant to the course.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab



Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis


Letzte Änderung: Mo 05.10.2020 10:11