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2 horas para completar

Introduction to the course

Hello and welcome to this course, Osteoarchaeology, the Truth in Our Bones. In this first, introductory module, you will learn about what this course is about and how it is set up. Watch the first three lectures to learn more about what Osteoarchaeology is, and the topics that you will be exploring each week. Read the course documents to find out more about how you will be graded and the tests you will be taking in each module. You will also find some documents that will help you to get the most out of this MOOC. Good luck!

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3 videos (Total 13 minutos), 9 readings
3 videos
Welcome to the Course! - Course Introduction3m
Course Set-Up7m
9 lecturas
Meet the Instructors & Team5m
Welcome to Leiden University!5m
Complete our short survey10m
Basic Anatomical Terminology10m
Names of Bones in the Skeleton10m
Human Skeleton - Learn the Basics10m
Studytips for Studying Online5m
Being Successful in an International Virtual Learning Community - Guidelines5m
Behaving in an Academic Way5m
3 horas para completar

Bones to Biography & Demography

Welcome to the first content module of this course! This week is all about introducing you to the primary things that we can learn from nearly all human skeletons. Who are the people who lived in the past? Are they men, women or children? How old did they become, and how tall did they get? We can answer these questions by studying a range of bones contained in the human skeleton. Here, we will be showing you exactly how to do that, and hope you will learn a lot!

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11 videos (Total 78 minutos), 2 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
Adult Age-at-Death Estimation12m
Sex Estimation14m
Stature Reconstruction13m
Discussion: How to?7m
Longbone Length to Estimate Subadult Age2m
Dental Formation to Estimate Subadult Age2m
Pubic Symphysis to Estimate Adult Age2m
Auricular Surface to Estimate Adult Age4m
Using the Phenice Traits to Estimate Sex2m
Using Longbone Length to Estimate Stature1m
2 lecturas
Glossary10m
Optional Reading List10m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Test your Knowledge20m
4 horas para completar

Bones to Biography & Demography: Lesson Choices

Choose one mystery which you will be solving, little by little, throughout the course. This week study the clues to find out if this individual was a man or a woman, and how old and how tall he or she was.

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2 readings, 2 quizzes
2 lecturas
Instructions: Solve the Mystery 110m
Instructions: Solve the Mystery 210m
Semana
2
3 horas para completar

Bones to Disease and Trauma

Welcome to the second module! This week is all about disease in the past. How healthy were people really, and what diseases did they suffer from? We will show you how to answer these questions by studying the diseases that can be detected in human skeletal remains. We specifically focus on trauma including bone fractures, but also the diseases rickets and leprosy.

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8 videos (Total 62 minutos), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Paleopathology: Bone biology6m
Paleopathology: Trauma13m
Paleopatholgy: Rickets9m
Paleopathology: Leprosy10m
Discussion 1, Violence5m
Discussion 2, Modern Medicine3m
Examples of Bone Fractures6m
2 lecturas
Glossary10m
Optional Reading List10m
2 ejercicios de práctica
Optional Quiz: Pathological or Healthy?10m
Test your Knowledge20m
4 horas para completar

Bones to Disease and Trauma: Lesson Choices

Please continue solving the Mystery that you started in week one. Look at the bony lesions and study them carefully to find out what disease(s) this individual had, and what they were caused by.

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2 quizzes
Semana
3
2 horas para completar

Bones to Diet

Welcome to the third module! This week is all about diet in the past. What did people eat in the past and in what proportions? Did different groups of people eat different things, and did their diet change throughout time? This week we will show you how to answer such questions by studying the human skeleton. We will be focussing on the analysis of stable isotopes like Carbon and Nitrogen that can be found in human bones and teeth.

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6 videos (Total 47 minutos), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Paleodiet: Principles of Stable Isotope Analysis12m
Paleodiet: Stable Isotope Case Study Part 17m
Paleodiet: Stable Isotopes Case Study Part 28m
Paleodiet: Caries in the Maya7m
Discusion: The "Paleodiet" Trend4m
2 lecturas
Glossary10m
Optional Reading List10m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Test your Knowledge20m
4 horas para completar

Bones to Diet : Lesson Choices

Continue analyzing the skeleton that you chose in week one. Study the values, tables and pictures provided to find out more about the foods that this individual ate and how it affected the composition and appearance of their skeleton.

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2 quizzes
Semana
4
3 horas para completar

Bones to Activity

Welcome to module four! This week is all about activity. What activities did people perform in the past? How did they move about, and how much? We will be answering these questions by studying many different aspects of the skeleton, like long bones, joints, the spine, and even teeth. We will be showing you what all these marks mean, and what they can tell us today about activities performed in the past.

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7 videos (Total 53 minutos), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Activity: the Musculoskeletal System6m
Activity: Entheseal Changes11m
Activity: Joint Degeneration13m
Activity: Teeth as Tools9m
Activity: Discussion3m
Scoring Entheseal Change3m
2 lecturas
Glossary10m
Optional Reading List10m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Test your Knowledge20m
4 horas para completar

Bones to Activity: Lesson Choices

Continue solving the Mystery you chose in week one. Study the marks left on the skeleton as a result of activity and you will find out more about what activities this individual performed and the impact it had on their body.

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2 quizzes
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por SSNov 8th 2016

Very informative, a good grounding in the subject, I really felt like I gained a lot of valuable knowledge on the subject that will help me in future endeavors. Very well put-together and organized.

por PBNov 21st 2016

I took this course to find out what osteoarchaeology was all about. Excellent, excellent course! Well planned, laid out and , and very interesting. I have learned a lot. Thank you!!!

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Faculty of Archaeology

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  • Una vez que te inscribes para obtener un Certificado, tendrás acceso a todos los videos, cuestionarios y tareas de programación (si corresponde). Las tareas calificadas por compañeros solo pueden enviarse y revisarse una vez que haya comenzado tu sesión. Si eliges explorar el curso sin comprarlo, es posible que no puedas acceder a determinadas tareas.

  • Cuando compras un Certificado, obtienes acceso a todos los materiales del curso, incluidas las tareas calificadas. Una vez que completes el curso, se añadirá tu Certificado electrónico a la página Logros. Desde allí, puedes imprimir tu Certificado o añadirlo a tu perfil de LinkedIn. Si solo quieres leer y visualizar el contenido del curso, puedes participar del curso como oyente sin costo.

  • The course consists of five weeks, each week dealing with a different aspect of what we can learn from the human skeleton in an archaeological context.

    Each week is concluded with a multiple choice quiz about that week's subject, as well as a "Solve the Mystery" exercise that involves students analyzing a fictional skeleton using the knowledge they have gained in that week. The final course grade is based on a combination of the grades received for these two exercises each week.

    Course Content

    Week 1 The Osteobiography. Estimating age in adults and subadults, estimation of sex and stature.

    Week 2 Paleopathology. Different types of disease and trauma that can be detected in the human skeleton.

    Week 3 Paleodiet. Using stable isotope analysis and dental disease to reconstruct diet in the past.

    Week 4 Activity Reconstruction. Using entheseal change, joint degeneration and teeth to reconstruct activity in the past.

    Week 5 Mobility and Migration. Using long bone morphology, Strontium isotopes and ancient DNA to reconstruct mobility and migration.

  • No, that is not necessary. All the study materials needed to complete this course, are provided during the MOOC.

    Of course, if you want to learn more, you can always look for more (free) information online, or even buy a book on a particular subject.

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