HUMAN AND ANIMAL BONES

ARC5BON

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Understanding the interaction between people and animals is vital for explaining past social, political and economic systems from the earliest times to the present day. Morphological changes occur within long-term climatic cycles and therefore we need to understand the processes that influence the trajectory of skeletal change. In addition to this people and animals undergo changes to their skeleton from disease, nutrition, work load, environmental stress and domestication. This information is gleaned from studying a range of different zooarchaeological contexts. These include burials and cemeteries, middens, cave and bony remains from other well-preserved sites. The focus of this subject will be techniques of analysis for interpreting health, diet, butchery practices, seasonal exploitation, ageing and sex of skeletal remains, as well as the use of quantitative techniques. This subject has a strong practical element and students will learn about the main animal species found archaeologically in south-eastern Australia.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJillian Garvey

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesA combination of online quizzes and written assignments based on workshop activities and multiple choice questions and hand in assignments.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in Master of Professional Archaeology or Graduate Diploma of Professional Archaeology or Graduate Certificate of Archaeology or with the subject Coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsARC3ZOO

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

The archaeology of animal bones

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorO'Connor, T

Year2000

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PublisherSUTTON

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Archaeology of animals.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorDavis, S.

Year2005

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PublisherROUTLEDGE

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Zooarchaeology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorReitz, E. and Wing, E.

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PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Australian Zooarchaeology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorLUNA-Insight image database: www.lib.latrobe.edu.au

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PublisherLA TROBE UNIVERSITY

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Understand and identify the basic structure of the vertebrate skeleton.
02. Identify the most common animal bones found in southeast Australian archaeological assemblages.
03. Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical and analytical approaches used to construct and interpret zooarchaeological data.
04. Think critically and present a range of important zooarchaeological evidence from literature-based research.
05. Work as a member of a team to acquire archaeological information.
06. Use archaeological materials such as bones and reference animal skeletons to compile a basic database.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, LTU Term 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJillian Garvey

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 2 - 7
Five 1.00 hour lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 2 - 7
Five 3.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

4 online quizzes (5% each)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

2000 word report

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO3, SILO4

Online quizzes and written assignments based on workshop activities.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6