ARPA309 ZooarchaeologyUpdated: 23 April 2018
|Offering||Not offered in 2019|
|Supervised Exam||There is no supervised examination.|
|Pre-requisites||12cp in ARPA including ARPA104 or candidature in a postgraduate award|
|Coordinator(s)||Melanie Fillios (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Zooarchaeology (faunal analysis) is the study of bone in the archaeological record. This unit surveys the major methods and techniques used in archaeological faunal analysis. It examines the way in which faunal data is used to reconstruct aspects of human behaviour, including: subsistence strategies in hunter-gatherer societies, the process of animal domestication, trade, social status, and ethnicity. Students will learn basic identification/analysis of human and animal bones from archaeological sites using a combination of 3D models and physical bones. Particular attention is given to zooarchaeology in Australian contexts.
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|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: