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-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.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in Master of Professional 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

Readings

Archaeology of animals.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDavis, S.

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherROUTLEDGE

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Zooarchaeology

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorReitz, E. and Wing, E.

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Australian Zooarchaeology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

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

YearN/A

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PublisherLA TROBE UNIVERSITY

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The archaeology of animal bones

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorO'Connor, T

Year2000

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSUTTON

ISBNN/A

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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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify major differences between faunal remains and discuss theoretical approaches to zoo archaeological analysis
02. Use archaeological materials such as bones and reference animal skeletons to compile a large database. Use statistics to compare and contrast these assemblages
03. Communicate complex research effectively in a written format using Harvard referencing system and a range of journal articles
04. Submit multiple choice questions to the Peer View website that demonstrate research abilities and thoughtful responses to peer reviewers

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 07-08, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Cosgrove

Class requirements

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Submit 5 PeerWise multiple choice questions (1000 word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO4

One 2-hour examination (2,500-word equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2

One 2,500 essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO3