Online Summer School in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Summer School in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology Online Edition is an academic program offered by the University of Pisa aimed at training students in anthropological and paleopathological methods and topics. It is an outstanding opportunity for students to gain knowledge in bioarchaeological investigation from an immersive online course, which is the most suitable learning modality imposed by the COVID pandemic.

 

SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM AND DATES

The school is designed to provide all attendees with a basic knowledge about the analysis of ancient human skeletal remains. Biological profile reconstruction and paleopathological study are aimed at obtaining the greatest possible amount of information on the environment, lifestyle, and diseases that afflicted past populations.

The lectures will be held entirely online through Microsoft Teams.

The Summer School will take place from June 21 to July 9, 2021.

The lectures will be taken for 3 weeks for about 3-4 hours per day (52 hours in total) with a timetable that will be established on the basis of the time zone of the attendees.

The official language of the Summer School is English and no knowledge of Italian is required.

 

PROGRAM

  • Bone diagenesis and taphonomy
  • Skeletal anatomy
  • Tooth structure and identification
  • Methods for sex determination
  • Methods for age determination in adults
  • Age determination in subadults
  • Anthropometric measurements
  • Stature calculation and osteometric indices
  • Ergonomy
  • Paleopathology: traumatic lesions, non specific infections, dento-alveolar diseases, tuberculosis, treponematosis, leprosy, stress markers, tumors, metabolic diseases, degenerative joint diseases, congenital diseases.
  • € 750.00 ($ 890.00)

    The University of Pisa will sponsor one grant of 750 euro (or, alternatively, one grant of 500 and one grant of 250 euro) preferably to students coming from developing countries. Download the form.

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CREDITS

7 undergraduate credits (ECTS) through the University of Pisa
Certificate of attendance from the University of Pisa
Certificate of attendance from IRLAB

Staff:

  • Prof. Valentina Giuffra, PhD
  • Dr. Simona Minozzi, PhD
  • Dr. Giulia Riccomi, PhD

 


DATES

  • June 21 to July 9, 2021

TUITION AND FEES

Cost: € 750.00 ($890.00)

The University of Pisa will sponsor one grant of 750 euro (or, alternatively, one grant of 500 and one grant of 250 euro) preferably to students coming from developing countries. Download the form.


ADMISSION PROCEDURES

The application deadline is April 30, 2021

The Summer School in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology Online is focused on the study of ancient human remains and welcomes students in anthropology, archeology, paleopathology and allied disciplines at undergraduate and graduate levels. The Summer School has no formal prerequisites.  Students interested in applying to the Summer School must apply here. If accepted, the participant will be requested to fill out and submit the enrolment Form following the procedures indicated on the University of Pisa website.