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    Approaches to the study of animal remains from archaeological sites. Students will develop practical skills in the identification of fauna encountered in archaeological sites in New Zealand and the Pacific.

    Animal remains are among the most frequently encountered items in archaeological sites and understanding how to analyse and interpret them are essential skills for an archaeologist. This course uses a combination of lectures and practical, lab-based learning to ensure that students are well equipped to undertake future archaeozoological studies, research or employment.

    About this paper

    Paper title Archaeozoology
    Subject Anthropology
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,173.30
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    18 200-level ANTH points or 108 points
    ARCH 302
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music

    Dr Karen Greig

    Teaching staff

    Co-ordinator: Dr Karen Greig


    Teaching Arrangements

    This paper is taught via lectures and labs.


    • Laboratory reports (2 at 10% each = 20%)
    • Midden analysis project ( 40%)
    • Final Examination (40%)

    Textbooks are not required for this paper. Most required reading is from journal articles and book chapters available electronically through the library.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will gain an understanding of theoretical issues in archaeology, and an ability to identify and analyse archaeological fauna.


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 14:00-14:50 29-35, 37-42


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A1 Tuesday 10:00-12:50 30-35, 37-41
    A2 Tuesday 14:00-16:50 30-35, 37-41


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A1 Friday 12:00-13:50 31-35, 37-40
    A2 Friday 14:00-15:50 31-35, 37-40
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