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Introduction to Zooarchaeology: Teeth

Course Date: 24th May


Time: 10am-3pm


Cost: £25


Course Tutors: Lizzie Wright and Sofia Tecce (The University of Sheffield: please note, due to unforseen circumstances Angela Trentacoste is now unable to teach on this course)


Lizzie graduated with an MSc in Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy from the University of Sheffield in 2009. Her research interests include hunter-gatherer interactions with their environment throughout the Pleistocene and Holocene, particularly early hominins, modern hunter-gatherers, and Homo sapiens during the Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic. Lizzie recently submitted her doctoral thesis, The history of the European aurochs from the late Pleistocene to its extinction: an archaeological investigation of its evolution, morphological variability and response to human exploitation.


Sofía graduated with an MSc in Osteoarchaeology from the University of Sheffield in 2013. Since 2007, her research has focused on the Zooarchaeology of hunter-gatherer populations that lived in the Argentinian Patagonia from the past 10,000 years to the present. Her research interests include use and consumption of animal resources, zooarchaeology in Prehistory, hunter-gatherers and early farming societies. For her MSc dissertation she has studied the use of animal resources in the medieval and post-medieval site of Thornton Abbey.


Venue: This course will be taught in the classroom at our Wath-Upon-Dearne site.


Description: This course will introduce participants to the study of animal teeth from archaeological sites. Participants will be introduced to the basics of species identification, ageing, and biometry through lectures and practical sessions. This course assumes no prior knowledge and can be taken on its own, but the subject will be enhanced by also attending the workshop on animal bones.



Registration for this course is now closed.If you would be interested in taking this workshop in the future (either at our classroom facility or with your own group), please contact us at info@elmetarchaeology.co.uk and let us know!