Oct 22, 2020  
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AN 304 - Human Osteology


Credits: 4
An introduction to how skeletal data are applied in various contexts including bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, paleoanthropology, and medical anthropology.  The course surveys the human skeletal system and its role in human biological function as it has evolved from our hominid ancestors.  Topics covered include cellular structure of bone, form vs. function, basic skeletal identification of features, and bone trauma/pathology.  Students will learn methods of analysis through hands-on observation of skeletal material.  Completion of this course will prepare students to further explore evolutionary topics, life history theory, adaptation, and the impacts of biocultural processes (such as environmental, cultural, or biological change) on human health and survival.
Prerequisites:  .
Note(s): Fulfills natural science requirement. Must be taken for a letter grade.
K. Baustian



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