ARCHAEOZOOLOGY

ARCHAEOZOOLOGY

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Code
65091
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8453 Conservation of Cultural Heritage (L-1) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/05
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Conservation of Cultural Heritage)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Archaeozoology is the study of osteological animal finds from archaeological excavations from prehistory to the current day. This illustrates and defines relations between man and the animal world, highlighting the relationship Fs/ Fd  (> = <) both from a zoological point of view and an archaeological point of view (stratigraphy and chronology) to highlight material use (food, labour, hide and artefacts) as a socioeconomic, cultural and religious function. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The Archaeozoology course aims to give the fundamental indications to be able to recognise and contextualise osseous finds with particular attention to animal bones.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

excellent knowledge of animal skeletons and their five parts, the various components of the five parts, the animal world of vertebrates.

interdisciplinary of the development of archaeozoology with its two spheres: naturalistic and cultural (archaeology, ancient history, history of art, cultural and socioeconomic components).

Teaching methods

lectures, direct experience of osteological material, constant use of digitalised images, constant student interaction through direct questions

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Programma per gli studenti che utilizzano l'insegnamento per 6 cfu

Framing of the course in the context of archaeology.

four phases =

first = acquiring material during excavation

second = laboratory analysis: determination and fundamental knowledge: skeleton and its components and the world of vertebrates

determining criteria: size, morphology and type. metric measurement and, to establish use made by man, the use of measurement of wear of teeth.

third = elaboration of naturalistic and archaeological data: man-animal relations from prehistory to modern times. = Wild and/or domesticated fauna

fourth = the use of data for publications, museums and/or exhibitions.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

Teaching methods

lectures, direct experience of osteological material, constant use of digitalised images, constant student interaction through direct questions

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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ARCHAEOZOOLOGY

EXAMS

Assessment methods

direct questions on the general programme as well as on specific topics