Human Osteology

This lab-based course is a detailed study of the anatomy of the human skeleton as a dynamic, living system. Consideration is given to the growth, structure, and function of bones, and to bioarchaeological and forensic skills such as the determination of age, sex, stature, and pathology from skeletal remains. We will combine theory, its applications, and the limitation of osteological methods with laboratory analysis. The relevant techniques for the reconstruction of past populations and the assessment of human biological variation will be introduced. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World lab or field requirement. Meets the Critical Learning: SA requirement. (Not offered 2022-23).

Prerequisite: Anthropology 202 or 230, statistics suggested.

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: SA, Critical Perspectives: Lab

1 to 2 units


Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Spring 2022 Block 6 Human Osteology Krista Fish Barnes Science Center 405 25 / 20 05/26/2022
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