Dr. Andrea Waters-Rist from the Faculty of Archaeology of Leiden University (The Netherlands) is pleased to announce that on the 30th of September will be launching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) all about human osteoarchaeology! “Osteoarchaeology: The Truth in Our Bones” provides a basic introduction to human osteoarchaeology for people with no previous experience in this scientific field.

In this free online course, learners will explore the many things that can be learned about life in the past and present by studying the human skeleton. After starting with sex, age-at-death, and stature estimation from skeletal remains, other themes including disease and trauma, diet and infant feeding, activity patterns, and mobility and migration are discussed. Students will learn how to reconstruct the lives that past peoples were living from the clues that are contained in their bones and teeth.

For more details and to sign up: https://www.coursera.org/learn/truthinourbones-osteoarchaeology-archaeology

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