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Zooarchaeology- Bone Identification

Saturday, March 11, 2017
10:00am – 12:00pm

Storrs Campus
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The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History at UConn will hold a zooarchaeology workshop on Saturday, March 11 at 10 am. The workshop, “Bone Identification”, will be presented by professional archaeologist Dr. Sarah Sportsman from Archaeological and Historical Services, Inc.

Zooarchaeology is the study of animal (faunal) remains from archaeological sites. The analysis of animal bones can provide archaeologists with information about human diets, behaviors, economic strategies, and archaeological site formation processes. In this workshop you will learn about the ways archaeologists use animal remains to study the past, how to recognize archaeological faunal remains in the field, how to identify bone modification marks (e.g., burning, butchery, gnawing, weathering), as well as the basics of animal bone identification. We will use real comparative skeletal material to examine the differences between different classes of animals (mammals, birds, and fish) and body parts and we will study the bones of some of the animals commonly recovered from archaeological sites in New England.

The program fee is $30, $25 for Museum members, which includes materials fee. Advance registration is required. This program is for adults and children ages 8 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For further information visit or call 860.486.4460.


Natural History Museum

Connecticut State Museum of Natural History (primary), Anthropology Department, Office of Public Engagement, UConn Master Calendar

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