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  1. All of our courses have a maximum number of people per week (see individual course page for details) and a minimum number of 4. Places are allocated on a first come/first served basis.
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Further Studies in Human Remains


Date: w/c 24th July 2017


This is a second level course, and will explore the study of human remains in greater depth.  We will focus on the more complex areas of osteoarchaeology such as development. Participants will have the opportunity for practical study of juvenile remains of a range of ages.

There will be more detailed exploration of pathology and the effects of soft tissues and movement on the skeleton, and these will include practical exercises for analysis and recording. We will also cover burial practices and what we can learn about these from the skeletal material, and discuss the newer lab-based types of osteoarchaeological analysis that can be done.

This will involve theory teaching and seminars, as well as “hands on” work on the identification, analysis and recording of human bones that have been excavated at Sedgeford.

N.B. This is a second level course. Potential attendees are expected to have a basic level of knowledge about skeletal anatomy and the studying of human remains. This could include previous attendance at the SHARP “Studying Bones – an Introduction to Osteoarchaeology” course, the SHARP “Archaeology of Human Remains: Introductory Course”, or equivalent course or experience elsewhere. For students who have completed the “Studying Bones” course, the content will all be new. For those who have completed the “Human Remains: Introductory Course”, there will be some revision and repetition.

This is a five-day course as Sunday 7th August will be our Annual Open Day and the course facilities will be unavailable. The welcome evening and barbecue remains on the Saturday. If you have previously attended SHARP you will know how things work and are welcome to join as a volunteer or visitor for the day. If you are new to SHARP feel free to join us for our Annual Open Day and learn about

Course Duration


5 Days


Course Fees

Full rate - £290 - includes course fee, all meals*, tent pitch, site facilities and supervision.
Concession rate - £235 - as above, but applicable to students and the unwaged.
Off-site charge - £200 - for those living locally or staying elsewhere, includes course fee, lunch, refreshments and supervision.


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