Anthropology has added ANTH 3405/5405 - Human Skeletal Analysis to the spring semester course schedule. The course will have a lecture Mondays from 10:10 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. and a lab on Fridays from 10:10 - 11:00 a.m. The class provides significant lab time working with real human remains.
This class is designed to introduce students to the structure, design, and variability of the modern human skeleton. Much as the bony skeleton offers a framework for the structure and function of rest of the body, so this course will provide a foundation for future studies in areas such as medicine, forensic sciences, physical anthropology, and archaeology. For each element of the human skeleton, we will examine issues of anatomy, functional morphology, development, and evolutionary history. Additional lecture topics will include bone histology and biology, excavation and preservation, taphonomy, pathology, and the forensic analyses.