ANTH 388: Human Osteology

ANTH 388-001: Human Osteology
(Fall 2021)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M

David King Hall 2084

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Section Information for Fall 2021

The human skeleton is a remarkable, information-dense living structure that is central to addressing scientific questions surrounding human biology, evolution, health, demography, diet, and adaptation – in the past, present, and future.  This course serves as an intensive and hands-on introduction to the anthropological study of the human skeleton. Students will develop competence in fundamental analytical skill sets in human osteology including: anatomy and identification of human bones and teeth, techniques for estimating age-at-death, sex, ancestry, and identification of pathological conditions. The background acquired in this course will be the foundation for professional development and research in a variety of disciplines such as archaeology, bioarcheology, forensic anthropology, paleoanthropology, anatomy, and biomedicine. Students must also enroll in ANTH 389 to take this class. 

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Introduces students to the methods of modern human skeletal analysis in bio- and forensic anthropology. Covers introductory human skeletal and dental gross anatomy and describes analytical techniques spanning including age and sex estimation, osteometry, and paleopathology. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 135.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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