Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2021


ANTH 315 001 (CRN: 14237)


Department: Anthropology
Instructor: Prendergast, Mary E.
Meeting: 1:00PM - 3:30PM M SEW 103 (23-AUG-2021 - 3-DEC-2021) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 18
Section Enrolled: 8
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 20
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 9
Enrollment data as of: 19-SEP-2021 3:52PM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Description: This course introduces students to the study of ancient animal remains. Through laboratory exercises, students learn to identify bones and teeth of diverse animals and to distinguish natural and anthropogenic processes affecting fossil and archaeological bones. Key topics in human-animal relations are addressed, including paleoecology, the food quest, animal domestication, and the roles of animals in ancient culinary, ritual, and other social settings; as well as covering relevance of the past to present-day issues such as conservation biology. Cross-list: ANTH 515. Recommended Prerequisite(s): ANTH 205