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Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 3520 - Faunal Analysis

A hands-on undergraduate methodology course in the identification, analysis, and interpretation of animal bone found in archaeological contexts. Topics will include: taphonomy, quantitative estimation techniques, the relevance of animal behavior to hunting, predator-prey relationships, food transport behavior, subsistence and seasonality, reconstructing the palaeoenvironment, and the meaning of mortality patterns. The course will include both a lecture and a lab component.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Either ANTH 2100 or ANTH 2500, or permission of the instructor.

Credits: 4 hours

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