The Winter School in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology – Online Edition is an academic program launched to train students in osteoarchaeology and paleopathology.
The course comprises daily intensive lectures on archaeothanatology, human skeletal anatomy, anthropological methods for sex and age at death estimation, anthropometry, skeletal and dental stress markers, dental paleopathology, and entheseal changes with the aim of providing a broad overview on topical areas of bioarchaeological research.
Attendants will have the chance to gain experience with the analysis of various skeletal pathologies, including infectious diseases, traumatic lesions, and neoplasms.
The course is designed to provide all attendants with in-depth theoretical knowledge on osteoarchaeology and paleopathology and how to approach the study of ancient human skeletal remains.
Biological prole reconstruction is aimed at obtaining the greatest amount of information regarding the interaction of past communities with their sociocultural environment in order to elucidate general life and health conditions.
Who can apply
Students in Physical Anthropology, Archaeology, Forensic Science, Paleopathology, and allied disciplines at undergraduate and graduate levels.
The Winter School will take place over 3 weeks for about 4 hours per day (52 hours in total).
Lectures will be held by the experienced staff of the Division of Paleopathology through the streaming platform Google Teams, in order to permit students to learn the basics of physical anthropology, bioarchaeology and paleopathology disciplines necessary to approach osteological analyses.
The Winter School has no formal prerequisites.
Knowledge of the English language is required.
Identity Document (passport in case you are a foreign student*)
Statement of interest and Curriculum vitae (available in the Attachments at the bottom of this webpage)
Knowledge of the English language is also required.
All the documents must be in pdf format, in order to upload them on the portal when required (See the "How to apply" page)
Fees: 750 euro
Fundings: Please write to the coordinator for further details.
Period: 25 January - 11 February 2021
Application Deadline: 13 January 2021