ANTH 4130- Advanced Osteology promo slide featuring skeletons

Advanced Osteology provides an intensive introduction to human osteology and the methods used to interpret the human skeleton. Students will learn:

  1. bones and features of the human skeleton,
  2. fundamentals of aging, sexing, and individuating human skeletal remains,
  3. how to estimate stature, weight, and the extent possible, geographic ancestry,
  4. how to recognize and evaluate pre- and postmortem modification, including evidence of disease and activity.

Students will be evaluated on in-class lab worksheets (40% of grade), weekly quizzes (30%), osteology sketchbook (25%), and attendance (5%).

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Please email Christina Ryder ( with any questions or concerns.