Sheffield Short Course Returns

Understanding Zooarchaeology: A Short Course for Archaeology and Heritage Professionals and Enthusiasts, is to be taught at the University of Sheffield again on 18th-20th April 2012

This course was a tremendous success when it was launched a little over a year ago – so much so that it ended up being repeated twice more in 2011.  Over three days a large team of zooarchaeologists, including myself, will introduce participants to the methods that can be used to gather information from archaeological animal bones and the relevance of these remains to wider archaeological study.

The course is designed for people with little or no previous experience in zooarchaeology, and is an ideal introduction to the field for archaeologists, museum curators and other heritage professionals who come across animal bones and/or zooarchaeological reports in their professional capacity. Through short lectures, discussions and hands on practical workshops, the course will give
the participants practical experience of zooarchaeological methods and will help you to understand the archaeological potential and limitations of zooarchaeology, enhancing your ability to critically interpret archaeological animal bone data.

For students the short course will provide a firm basis for further training and is a great opportunity to improve your employability by broadening  the types of archaeological evidence you have skills in and experience using. Zooarchaeologists at the early stages of their careers may also be interested, as well as those with a recreational interest in archaeology and/or zoology.

Tuition fees for the course are £150 waged, £100 unwaged/student/retired.

For more information and to register, please e-mail us on: or

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  1. […] in learning more about zooarchaeology but is unable to attend the University of Sheffield course (Understanding Zooarchaeology: A Short Course for Archaeology and Heritage Professionals and Enthusia…) due to the commitment of the three-day full-time structure of the course may be interested in […]

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