ARK-2032 Zooarchaeology - 10 stp
The student will gain the following learning outcomes:
Knowledge The student will aquire:
- A good understanding of the potential and importance of the analyses of animal remains from archaeological sites
- Knowledge about zooarchaeological theory
- Knowledge about different approaches and methods used in zooarchaeological analyses.
Skills The student will aquire:
- basic skills in identifying, recording and quantifying vertebrate remains, and interpreting the results.
Course consists of 10 double lectures followed by practical work and 2 seminars where students will present their case studies.
All courses will be evaluated once during the period of the study program. The board of the program decides which courses will be evaluated by students and teacher each year.
The following coursework requirements must be completed and approved in order to take the final exam: submission of three short assignments of ca. 2 pages (approx. 700 words) (assessed as pass/fail) during the course and presentation of a case study at the end of the course.
Assessment and exam:
A two-week, written take-home exam consisting of a paper (ca. 10 pages, 3000-3500 words) on a given case study at the end of the course.
The exam will be assessed on an A-F grade scale. Grades are A-E for passed and F for failed.
Retake is offered in in the beginning of the following semester in cases of grade F or Fail. Deferred examination is offered in the beginning of the following semester if the student is unable to take the final exam due to illness or other exceptional circumstances. Registration deadline for retake is January 15 for autumn semester exams and August 15 for spring semester exams.