Osteoarchaeology is the identification, analysis and interpretation of osseous materials recovered during archaeological excavations.
The teaching of osteoarchaeology was introduced in 2005 at the University of Edinburgh to meet a growing demand in archaeology. Student intake has grown steadily since then and there is now a vibrant community of osteologists, who hail from various parts of the world, studying at taught MSc and research levels.
While intensive and challenging, the University of Edinburgh Osteoarchaeology taught MSc programme with its emphasis on academic excellence combined with lots of hands-on practical work, will be extremely rewarding. Those receiving an MSc degree in Osteoarchaeology will be uniquely equipped with the knowledge and hands-on experience that allows them to carry out the analysis of human bone.
In addition to an exceptional suite of dedicated archaeology research laboratories, state of the art equipment and teaching facilities, the University of Edinburgh offers its students excellent facilities in a beautiful and vibrant city.
Further information about the programme can be found within these pages, but please contact me if you have any additional questions.
This article was published on Oct 2, 2013