HUMAN AND ANIMAL BONES
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorRichard Cosgrove
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveNo
Learning ActivitiesLaboratory exercises; one 2-hour examination; essay and multiple choice questions.
Prerequisites Must be enrolled in Master of Professional Archaeology or with the subject Coordinator's approval
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Archaeology of animals.
AuthorReitz, E. and Wing, E.
PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
AuthorLUNA-Insight image database: www.lib.latrobe.edu.au
PublisherLA TROBE UNIVERSITY
The archaeology of animal bones
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 07-08, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Cosgrove
Laboratory ClassWeek: 7 - 8
Five 3.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 8 and delivered via face-to-face.
LectureWeek: 7 - 8
Five 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 8 and delivered via face-to-face.
Submit 5 PeerWise multiple choice questions (1000 word equivalent)
One 2-hour examination (2,500-word equivalent)
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One 2,500 essay