Anthropology | Faunal Osteology
P425 | 0485 | Adams


This course gives the student an introduction to the study and
interpretation of animal bones and fragments either from
archaeological sources, forensic cases, or general public
curiosity.  The 5 credit course will consist of lectures and/or
reading assignments; laboratory preparation and cleaning of animal
skeletons; preservation, restoration, and numbering of specimens;
studying and learning to identify many different animal skeletons;
study of forensic materials; and the identification and
interpretation of unidentified bones from archaeological contexts.
It will meet from 9:00-12:00 on MWF although students are strongly
urged to allocate some other hours for work in the Lab.

`Exams' will consist of several short tests during the semester,
usually consisting of T & F or fill in the blank questions.  I am
interested in checking to see whether you are getting the material-
-not just as a grade!  At the option of the class there may or may
not be a scheduled final exam.