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The University of Edinburgh: Human Osteoarchaeology
|Institution||The University of Edinburgh View institution profile|
|Department||School of History, Classics and Archaeology|
Human skeletal remains are the most direct evidence of past lifeways and their scientific investigation gives unique insights into human history.
Bioarchaeology, also known as osteoarchaeology (the study of archaeological human remains), is a subdiscipline of biological anthropology. It is an exciting interdisciplinary field that draws on a variety of techniques, ranging from visual examination of the whole skeleton to the biomolecular analysis of small bone samples. Demographic shifts, environmental changes, migrations, lifestyles, numerous diseases and the impact of violence and conflict all leave traces on the skeleton.
This MSc provides the skills required to:
understand skeletal biographies
apply social theory
interpret human remains within in their cultural context at both an individual and a population level
Combining theoretical learning with hands-on practice, we will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills essential to your handling and analysis of specimens recovered from archaeological sites.
|Level||SCQF Level 11|
Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.
|Location||Central area campus|
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