07022 - Bioarchaeology

Course Unit Page


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Responsible consumption and production Life on land

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student, through a theoretichal and practical approach, will know how to deal with the biological remains from an archaeological excavation. He/She will be able to analyze the botanical and faunal remains in order to understand the relationship between people and the environment during the past. The student, at the end of the course, acquires specific skills about the methodologies for the integrated reconstruction of the subsistence strategies and resource use.

Course contents

  • Theory and methods in Bioarchaeology
  • Quaternary Chronology
  • Exploitation of Plants and Animals during the past
  • Domestication


J. DE GROSSI MAZZORIN, Archeozoologia, Laterza 2009

A. GIROD, Appunti di Archeomalacologia, All'Insegna del Giglio, 2015

G. DI PASQUALE, Che cos'è l'archeobotanica, Carocci 2011


Non attending students are required to agree upon an alternative program with the teacher.

Teaching methods

The course is based on lectures dealing with the program topics.

Assessment methods

The evaluation consists of an oral exam on the course program. The student must show that he/she has acquired adequate general and systematic knowledge of the various topics and has mastered the scientific and methodological tools necessary for a reasoned analysis of the program subjects.

Teaching tools

Lectures will be illustrated with powerpoint presentations

Office hours

See the website of Antonio Curci