Field school: Zooarchaeology and Field Ecology, Eagle Lake, CA

This unique field and laboratory course trains students in zooarchaeology: the identification and analysis of animal remains from archaeological sites. Held at the remote and scenic Eagle Lake Field Station, students are also immersed in the natural history and ecology of local vertebrate animals. Topics that will be covered include foraging theory, prey choice, the nature of the archaeofaunal record, units of quantification, taphonomy, ecological concepts and theory, vertebrate taxonomy and natural history, and skeletal preparation. Students complete a problem-oriented research project based on the analysis of one of several provided archaeofaunal assemblages. Results of the research project will be presented at a professional zooarchaeological conference held at the end of the course.

Course Instructors: Jack Broughton, Frank Bayham, Jay Bogiatto, Kevin Dalton.
Worth 6 Semester Credit Hours
For more information, visit: http://www.anthro.utah.edu/zooarchaeology.html
And contact Jack M. Broughton (jack.broughton@anthro.utah.edu)Eagle Lake Flyer 2015

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