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Osteoarchaeology: A Practical Workshop, July 21-23

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Continuing Education, in collaboration with the Department of Anthropology, is pleased to present Comparative Osteoarchaeology: A Practical Workshop, July 21-23 at Eagle Lake Field Station. This workshop is designed to provide attendees with fundamental information on osteoarchaeological remains. Fragmentary osteological materials can pose unique problems due to their inherent similarities, changing ethical concerns, and maintaining compliance with regulations.

Attendees will gain skills that will help remediate problems associated with osteological remains and gain experience in practical and theoretical uses of osteological materials from an archaeological context. This workshop evolved out of a series of presentations and extended practical sessions on distinguishing human from non-human remains for the Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service, and the Society for California Archaeology between 1997 and 2005.

The current variant of this workshop on ‘Osteoarchaeology’ was prepared for heritage professionals under contract with the California Department of Transportation between 2006 and 2007. We have assembled a team of experienced professionals whose expertise spans vertebrate osteology and ecology, archaeology, zooarchaeology, human osteology, isotope analysis, molecular anthropology and cultural resources management. Integrated with and anchored by practical hands-on experience, this workshop may be of value to CRM professionals, heritage resource managers and practicing archaeologists. For more information please visit