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At a glance
- 06 - 10 Feb 2023
- Duration5 days
- LocationCranfield campus
- CostShort Course for Credit - £690
Course structureDelivery will be varied across the module, and will include lectures, tutorials and laboratory/practical exercises in small groups. Online activities and guided reading will also be provided.
What you will learn
On successful completion of the course you will be able to:
- Distinguish between different materials of biological origin and differentiate how they would have been used in the archaeological record
- Examine a range of these materials using appropriate analytical techniques
- Assess the data generated from their own laboratory work and from published studies, and appraise the inferences made
- Materials to be covered within this module are likely to include:
- Bone and teeth (including preservation of mineral and organic phases, isotopic analysis for dietary and migration studies, and carbon dating)
- Dental calculus
- Animal skins (leather, parchment)
- Organic residues
- Wood as a building material
- Plant remains and wood in the archaeological record (including diet and ornamental/ritual use)
- Jet and ‘hydrocarbon gemology’
Upgrade to a professional qualification
When taken as a Short Course for Credit, 10 credit points can be put towards the MSc In Archaeomaterials
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