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Online Winter School in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Winter 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.

 

WINTER 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 Winter School will take place from January 25 to February 12, 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.
  • $ 890.00 (€ 750.00)

    The University of Pisa sponsors 3 €250-grants euro to partially cover the fees

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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

  • January 25- February 12, 2021

TUITION AND FEES

Cost: $ 890.00 (€ 750.00)

The University of Pisa sponsors 3 €250-grants euro to partially cover the fees


ADMISSION PROCEDURES

The application deadline is January 13, 2021

The Winter 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 Winter School has no formal prerequisites.  Students interested in applying to the Winter School must fill out and submit the enrolment Form following the procedures indicated at the University website: https://www.unipi.it/index.php/how-to-apply.