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Tutorial Archaeozoology/Mammalian Palaeontology

Vak
2011-2012

Compulsory attendance

Yes.

Admission requirements

BA degree (or equivalent) in archaeology or a relevant discipline.
SAP and exchange students: admission after approval by the Graduate School of Archaeology.

Description

The study of mammalian remains from an archaeological context within the framework of current archaeological issues. The master study has two different fields of research. An archaeozoological one, that mainly focuses on the palaeo-economy of prehistoric and historic societies in the Netherlands. The role of domesticated animals as well as wild animals will be investigated. The faunal evolution of the Pleistocene faunas in Northwestern Europe is the main theme of the second research line. The aim of the study of smaller as well as larger mammals is to solve biostratigraphical, palaeo-ecological and taphonomical questions. What is the age of an archaeological site, what are the ecological conditions during the Palaeolithic period and what is the relation between humans and the other members of the mammalian community? These are the major research topics in the second field.

Course objectives

Gaining a solid base for one’s own independent research and a thesis in the field of Archaeozoology/Mammalian Palaeontology.

Timetable

Course schedule details can be found in the MA time schedule.
Exam dates can be found in the examination schedule.

Mode of instruction

  • Lectures;

  • Workshops;

  • Discussion meetings.

Assessment method

  • Written examination;

  • Presentation;

  • Thesis.

Reading list

To be announced.

Registration

Register for this course via uSis.
Instructions for registration can be found in the uSis manual.

Contact information

For more information about this course, please contact prof. dr M. van Kolfschoten.