Fall 2013 Zooarchaeology course

Dr. Adam Watson will teach the course this fall term 2013.ANTH V3714x Zooarchaeology Method and Theory
F 2:10-5:00

As the first course in zooarchaeology offered in several years, this offering constitutes a major methodological addition to Columbia’s Anthropology curriculum and the interdisciplinary “Archaeology Program.” The course emphasizes laboratory methods such as skeletal anatomy, comparative morphology, and metrical analysis and will examine archaeological case studies from Old World and New World archaeology
that underscore the value of zooarchaeology as an essential line of inquiry within the field. By providing students with a greater depth of understanding of this fundamental archaeological research method, the course complements other courses that address world archaeology, societal development, and general laboratory methods.



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