ANTH-4122 Skeletal Indicators of Health and Behavior
Skeletal Indicators of Health and Behavior play an important role in both Forensics and Bioarchaeology. In this course, students will build a solid knowledge of methods used in the two disciplines for the reconstruction of health and behavior in discovered skeletal remains, including trauma and injury, disease, diet, physical activity, and mobility across the landscape. Opportunity will be provided for hands-on application of methods in the BAFAL lab. Contextual forensic and bioarchaeological case reports and interpretations will be critically evaluated in student presentations and in-class discussions. Students will gain an understanding of the prospects and limitations of skeletal analyses in understanding human’s past and present, including important ethical considerations in the handling of human remains.
Lecture Hours: 3.00 Lab Hours: 0Total Hours: 3.00