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 051: Advanced bioarchaeological techniques in the Necropolis of Lucena (Córdoba - Spain)

What you will learn ?Learning bioanthropology

In the Laboratory

  • Complete osteological analysis of an individual funerary unit

  • Assessment of disarticulated remains and computation of minimum number of individuals

  • Application of standard techniques of bone measurement, age estimation, sex estimation, classification of dental pathology and tooth wear

  • Identification of fragmentary bones

  • Utilization of anatomical terminology to describe and discuss skeletal elements

  • Recording osteological information on complex forms

  • Recognition of non-metric traits and pathological bone

    Learning bioanthropology


  • Development and application of osteological methods

  • Assessment of cremated remains

  • Chemical analyses of human bone – isotopes and DNA

  • Identifying trauma in archaeological bone

  • Challenges in paleodemography and paleoepidemiology

  • Estimating ancestry of human skeletal remains



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