Bioarchaeology Field and Laboratory Projects

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MEDIEVAL CEMETERY EXCAVATION •Lost Churches Project - Medieval Cemetery Funerary Excavation •Dates: ?Session 1: June 4 - July 1, 2017 ?Session 2: July 2 - July 29, 2017 ADULT OSTEOLOGY RESEARCH WORKSHOP •Medieval Crisis Populations - Intensive Osteology Laboratory •Dates: June 4 - July 1, 2017 JUVENILE OSTEOLOGY RESEARCH WORKSHOP •Victims of Change - Bioarchaeology of Children - Intensive Osteology Laboratory •Dates: July 2 - July 29, 2017 ?

ARCHAEOTEK: Archaeological Techniques and Research Center


Our osteology and bioarchaeology programs are designed to offer intensive, practical, hands on experience with remarkably well preserved human osteological remains, focusing primarily on research skill acquisition. They provide a very effective transition between the controlled teaching environment of an osteology academic lab and real "life" burial assemblages. As such, our programs offer an essential and necessary skill set to anyone pursuing a career in physical anthropology, bioarchaeology, forensics or medicine:

 

Medieval Cemetery Funerary Excavation: Dying on the European Frontier - Lost Churches Project

Location: Valeni, Harghita County (Central Transylvania), Romania
Period: Late Migration – Medieval
Excavation dates: Session 1: June 4 - June 30, 2017; Session 2: July 2 - July 29, 2017
More information: http://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/copy-of-medieval-cemetery-funerary-

Contact e-mail: archaeology@archaeotek.org
Project Director: Dr. Katie Zejdlik-Passalacqua (Department of Anthropology, Western Carolina University)
Academic Credits: 6 undergraduate credits available through WCU

 

Adult Osteology Research Workshop: Late Medieval ”Crisis” Populations – The Remaking of the European Frontier

Location: Odorheiu Secuiesc, Transylvania, Romania
Dates: June 4 – July 1, 2017
More information:  http://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/osteology

Contact e-mail: archaeology@archaeotek.org
Project Director: Dr. Jonathan Bethard (Department of Anthropology, University of Southern Florida)
Requirements: experience with basic human anatomy and morphology preferred but not required

 

Juvenile Osteology Research Workshop: Victims of Change – Bioarchaeology of Children

Location: Odorheiu Secuiesc, Transylvania, Romania
Dates: July 2 – July 29, 2017
More information: http://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/bioarchaeology

Contact e-mail: archaeology@archaeotek.org
Project Director: Dr. Jonathan Bethard (Department of Anthropology, University of Southern Florida)
Requirements: the Adult Osteology Workshop (or equivalent) is recommended but not required

 

CONTEXT: As the 15th century ends, the battle for Europe continues! The heroes (and their legend) that held back the Ottoman East have died: Vlad Dracula the Impaler in 1476; Holy Stephan the Great in 1504; Skanderberg in 1468. The fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the European defeat at the Battle of Mohacs in 1526 opened the way for the Ottoman expansion into Europe, all the way to the gates of Vienna. The Saxon fortresses and the Szekely armies managed to hold the Ottomans at bay as the Principality of Transylvania was born in 1570. Turkish pressure combined with the struggle between Catholicism and Protestantism has generated an extraordinary environment that impacted the local populations in a variety of ways, both physiologically and socio-culturally. The aim of the osteology and bioarchaeology projects is to evaluate how major global political events impact physically and physiologically the local Transylvanian populations.

 

Our projects are designed as intensive hands-on field experience programs and, as such, are open to both credit students and non-credit participants. For more information on this program, see attached brochures or visit www.archaeotek-archaeology.org

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