Universität Wien FIND

300399 UE Preparation exercises for ancient human skeletal remains (2019W)

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



max. 15 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 01.10. 11:00 - 11:45 Seminarraum Anthropologie, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 2.001 1.OG (Kickoff Class)


Aims, contents and method of the course

Methods of conservation and renovation of buried human skeletal remains of prehistoric time, documentation and description of the preservation status, age of death and sex determination by the use of different reference populations, demonstration of different macroscopic as well as histological methods, differential diagnosis of post mortem alterations and intra vital alterations, description and discussion of pathological findings (including infectious diseases, malnutrition, trauma, and others); discussion of the possibilities and limits in using skeletal remains for investigations and reconstructions of living conditions and other parameters of early populations.

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Last modified: Tu 16.07.2019 13:08