Universität Wien FIND

300083 UE Introduction in bioarcheology (2019W)

Möglichkeiten, Methoden und Grundlagen des wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens mit archäologischen Skelettresten

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Regardless of the status of your registration, please visit the first class in any case if you want to be registered for attendance.

If you have any organizational questions, please contact Dominik Hagmann (responsible head) via e-mail.

Monday 07.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG (Kickoff Class)
Monday 28.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 04.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 11.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 18.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 25.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 02.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 09.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 16.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 13.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 20.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG
Monday 27.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of the course "Introduction to Bioarchaeology" is to familiarize students with the research field of bioarchaeology in general and to convey the basics of the individual methods and research areas. The main focus is on teaching the theoretical foundations, in selected cases they should also be demonstrated in practice.

schedule:

#1 (07.10.2019) Vorbesprechung // Briefing & Digitale Methoden in der Archäologie // Digital methods in archaeology (Hagmann)

#2 (21.10.2019) Einführung: Bioarchäologie: Begriffsdefinitionen, Geschichte des Faches Menschliche Überreste, Einführung in die Taphonomie // Introduction: Bioarchaeology: definitions of terms, history of human remains, introduction to taphonomy (Binder)

#3 (28.10.2019) Paläodemographie: Alters- und Geschlechtsbestimmung, Theoretische Aspekte // Paleodemography: determination of age and sex, theoretical aspects (Binder)

#4 (04.11.2019) Paläopathologie 1: Allgemeine Stressmarker, Infektions- und Metabolische Erkrankungen, Trauma, Neoplastische Erkrankungen // Palaeopathology 1: General stress markers, infectious and metabolic diseases, trauma, neoplastic diseases (Binder)

#5 (11.11.2019) Paläopathologie 2: Aktivität und Belastung // Paleopathology 2: activity and exposure (Pany-Kucera)

#6 (18.11.2019) Die Archäologie menschlicher Skelettreste // The archeology of human skeletal remains (Binder)

#7 (25.11.2019) Einführung in die Archäobotanik // Introduction to archaeobotany (Heiss)

#8 (02.12.2019) Alte DNA: Erforschung der genetischen Geschichte archäologischen Materials // Ancient DNA: studying the genetic history of archaeological material (Cheronet)

#9 (09.12.2019) Einführung in die Archäozoologie // Introduction to zooarchaeology (Kunst)

#10 (16.12.2019) tba

#11 (13.01.2020) Metrische und nicht-metrische Variation am Skelett: Herkunft, Verwandtschaft, Adaption // Metric and non-metric variation on the skeleton: origin, relationship, adaptation (Berner)

#12 (20.01.2020) Menschliche Skelettreste in Museen und Sammlungen/NHM-Besuch // Human skeletal remains in museums and collections / NHM visit (Berner)

Assessment and permitted materials

// Assessment of the active participation within the course and active work with the contents on Moodle.

// Assessment of a seminar paper on a selected topic of the course: 20 000 characters [+/- 10%] of text including spaces, references, bibliography and (where applicable) illustrations as well as list of figures. The topics, formatting requirements and further information will be announced on Moodle.

// A written exam with two questions to answer in each case from the topics dealt with in the UE druing the last session.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In addition to regular and active attendance, the partial achievements from the active participation within the course and active work with the contents on Moodle (30%), the seminar paper (30%), and the written exam (40%) are taken into account. It is permitted for three (two-hour) units to be absent, if this is announced in good time in advance to the coordinator of the course under the indication of valid reasons. In addition to the presence mentioned above, at least 60% have to be reached for a positive assessment of the course.

Examination topics

The examination material corresponds to the content of the individual units (the lectures are provided as PDF files on Moodle) as well as the reading lists specified for each unit (these will be provided on Moodle too).

Reading list

Reading lists will be provided via Moodle.

Association in the course directory

BAN 4

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