Zooarchaeology (ARC2504)

15 credits

Zooarchaeology is the study of past human interactions with animals, through the analysis of faunal remains from archaeological sites. This module focuses on the methods that zooarchaeologists use to identify faunal remains and interpret what they mean. It involves learning to identify the bones of the most significant wild and domestic mammal species, commonly found in Britain, as well has how to establish past human patterns of both hunting and farming. Most sessions will contain a short lecture, an exercise in interpreting faunal data, and a practical session.

It is advisable that students have taken some credits of archaeological methodology (ARC1010 and ARC1020 or equivalent).