15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: These classes expand on the core material covered in AAP680 Biological Anthropology 1 and cover the application of biological anthropology to broad research questions that are of fundamental importance in the study of past communities and societies. Half of the module explores the principal approaches by which analysis of the human skeleton can be contextualised. The other half of the module explores palaeopathological lesions and their interpretation as evidence of health and disease in the past. 

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK