Mortuary archaeology and bioarchaeology field school
This is a joint project of the University of Kashan (Iran), Iranian Center for Archeological Research (ICAR) and the University of Warsaw (Poland) in Estark-Joshaqan, an Iron Age site in Iran. This program offers students the opportunity to participate in excavations at an exciting Iron Age cemetery and the possibility to learn how to properly handle excavated ancient human skeletons through cleaning, documentation and scientific analyses.
Students will learn how to cope with a typical Iron Age cemetery in the Near East and how to excavate and document a single or multiburial graves. Presence of different kinds of burial customs will allow the participants to learn how to analyze and document inhumations and cremated remains, as well as various grave goods and mortuary constructions. Participants will gain practical field experience and essential bioarcheological knowledge that will prepare them for future research.
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