ONLINE WINTERSCHOOL IN OSTEOARCHAEOLOGY AND PALEOPATHOLOGY

The summerschool will take place regularly in the online mode.

The Winter School in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology Online Edition is an academic program offered by the University of Pisa aimed at training students in anthropological and paleopathological methods and topics. It is an outstanding opportunity for students to gain knowledge in bioarchaeological investigation from an immersive online course, which is the most suitable learning modality imposed by the COVID pandemic.

OFFERED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF PISA AND MANAGED BY IRLAB

The school is designed to provide all attendees with a basic knowledge about the analysis of ancient human skeletal remains. Biological profile reconstruction and paleopathological study are aimed at obtaining the greatest possible amount of information on the environment, lifestyle, and diseases that afflicted past populations.

Dates

Unique session: January 25- February 12, 2021
Application deadline: January 13, 2021
The lectures will be held entirely online through Microsoft Teams.

Credits

  • 7 undergraduate credits (ECTS) through the University of Pisa
  • Certificate of attendance from the University of Pisa
  • Certificate of attendance from IRLAB

The Winter School will take place from January 25 to February 12, 2021.

The lectures will be taken for 3 weeks for about 3-4 hours per day (52 hours in total) with a timetable that will be established on the basis of the time zone of the attendees.

The official language of the Summer School is English and no knowledge of Italian is required.

PROGRAM

  • Bone diagenesis and taphonomy
  • Skeletal anatomy
  • Tooth structure and identification
  • Methods for sex determination
  • Methods for age determination in adults
  • Age determination in subadults
  • Anthropometric measurements
  • Stature calculation and osteometric indices
  • Ergonomy
  • Paleopathology: traumatic lesions, non specific infections, dento-alveolar diseases, tuberculosis, treponematosis, leprosy, stress markers, tumors, metabolic diseases, degenerative joint diseases, congenital diseases.
Cost

USD 890.00

(EUR 750.00)

Apply online on irlabnp.org

Apply!

The University of Pisa sponsors 3 €250-grants euro to partially cover the fees.