Dr. Sarah Sportman, Archaeological and Historical Services, Inc.
Saturday, March 11, 10 am – UConn. Directions will be sent to participants.
Advance registration required: $30 ($25 for Museum Members and Donors)
Adults and children ages 8 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Zooarchaeology is the study of animal (faunal) remains from archaeological sites. The analysis of animal bones can provide archaeologists with information about human diets, behaviors, economic strategies, and archaeological site formation processes. In this workshop you will learn about the ways archaeologists use animal remains to study the past, how to recognize archaeological faunal remains in the field, how to identify bone modification marks (e.g., burning, butchery, gnawing, weathering), as well as the basics of animal bone identification. We will use real comparative skeletal material to examine the differences between different classes of animals (mammals, birds, and fish) and body parts and we will study the bones of some of the animals commonly recovered from archaeological sites in New England.
For registration information please visit
www.cac.uconn.edu/mnhcurrentcalendar or call (860) 486-4460.