Osteoarchaeology Field Course

Osteoarchaeology Field Course 2020

July 20–25, 2020
Kaman-Kalehöyük, Kırşehir Turkey
Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archaeology
Dr. Cheryl Anderson (Boise State University)

Couse Description:
This intensive field course will introduce the basic tenets of osteoarchaeology and give students hands-on training and the ability to identify, document, analyze and interpret human skeletal remains.
Archaeological human bone assemblages from Kaman Kalehöyük housed at the Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archaeology research facilities in Kaman, Kırşehir will be extensively used during integrated lectures and hands-on laboratory activities to address methodological and theoretical issues that are significant in designing and carrying out osteoarchaeological research.
Topics covered will include skeletal identification, biological profile estimation, paleopathology and trauma analysis.
This field course is open to all students and prior experience in osteology is not required.
Instruction will be in English.
Please include the following documents (written in English) in the application:
A brief CV/Resume no longer than one page in length
A statement (250 word maximum) of why you wish to participate
A course fee of $300 applies including accommodation and food at the JIAA residence.
Participants will need to arrange their own travel to Kaman and should arrive at the JIAA on the evening of July 19th and arrange to depart on July 26th.
If you would like to apply for financial assistance to help pay for the course please indicate this in your application statement.
Application Deadline:
December 15, 2019
  • Osteoarchaeology Field Course