Archaeology – Master's Degree 2014
Methodology for Archaeozoology II
Status: optional
Recommended Year of Study: 1
Recommended Semester: 1
ECTS Credits Allocated: 6.00
Pre-requisites: None

Course objectives: Introducing students to measurement methods of bones and teeth, interpretation of acquired data, methods of determining diversity, association and a variety of methods for quantitative archaeozoology.

Course description: Methodology for collecting, sorting and housing archaeozoological material during archaeological excavations; Morph metric methods and quantifying methods for archaeozoology; Naming of skeletal elements their side and orientation; Taxonomic classification; Morph metrics; Determining individual age of different animal species; Determining the sex of different animal species.

Learning Outcomes: Attendance, midterm examination and written examination.

  • Schmid E., 1972: Atlas of Animal Bones, Elsevier, Amsterdam-London-New York. Driesch von den A., 1976: A Guide to the Measurement of Animal Bones from Archeological Sites.- Peabody Museum Bulletin 1,
  • Driech von den A., 1976: A Guide to the Measurement of Animal Bones from Archeological Sites; Peabody Museum Bulletin 1, Harvard University, Cambride, USA;
  • Grayson D., 1984: Quantitative zooarchaeology, Academic Press, New York, 111 pp.
  • Hillson, Simon W. 1992. Mammal bones and teeth: an introductory guide to methods of identification. Institute of Archaeology, University College London, London, U.K. (R / KSJ)
  • O’Connor T., 2000, The Archaeology of Animal Bones, Texas A&M University Press, 200 pp.