Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology - Online Edition

University of Pisa
3 weeks
Full time
Summer / Short course
Scholarships available

About this program

Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology – Online Edition

The Winter School in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology – Online Edition is an academic program launched to train students in osteoarchaeology and paleopathology.

The course comprises daily intensive lectures on archaeothanatology, human skeletal anatomy, anthropological methods for sex and age at death estimation, anthropometry, skeletal and dental stress markers,dental paleopathology and entheseal changes with the aim at providing a broad overview on topical areas of bioarchaeological research.

Attendants will have the chance to gain experience with the analysis of various skeletal pathologies, including infectious diseases, traumatic lesions and neoplasms.

Admission requirements

Students in Physical Anthropology, Archaeology, Forensic Science, Paleopathology and allied disciplines at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Admission Requirements

  • The Winter School has no formal prerequisites.
  • Knowledge of English language is required.

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Program content

The course is designed to provide all attendants with an in-depth theoretical knowledge on osteoarchaeology and paleopathology and how to approach the study of ancient human skeletalremains.

Biological prole reconstruction is aimed at obtaining the greatest amount of information regarding the interaction of past communities with their sociocultural environment in order to elucidate general life and health conditions.

Scholarships & funding



Tuition fees: 750 euro



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Summer Courses & Master Programs at University of Pisa, Italy

Established in 1343, the University of Pisa is an internationally-renown public institution, ranking among the top eight Italian universities and top 300 universities world-wide. The university has 20 departments with many high-level research centers, such as: Agriculture Astrophysics Computer science...

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Why study at University of Pisa

Founded in 1343, the University of Pisa is one of the most prestigious universities in Italy. Famous alumni of the University include Galileo Galilei, 3 Nobel prize winners and 2 Fields medalist.It is amongst the top 3 universities in Italy (ARWU).Nowadays the University of Pisa represents a prestigious modern center for teaching and advanced research.Pisa offers international students the unique opportunity to study and experience the richness of Italian history and culture in a beautiful and stimulating environment. Famous across the world for the Leaning Tower, almost all of its departments are located in the heart of the city. Its strategic geographical location, the international airport and the excellent rail connections offer the possibility of weekend trips to other parts of Italy and Europe.

The Foundation Course

A one-year programme taught exclusively in English, which bridges the gap between High School and University studies and it equips students with the appropriate academic grounding for an Italian degree at the University of Pisa.This programme is aimed at International students who have 11 or 10 years of schooling and have successfully completed High School and at American students who have not taken Advanced Placement (AP) courses during the last year of High School nor have attended 2 years of College

Summer Schools

Intensive academic courses for international students and also for graduates.They mostly last from 1 to 6 weeks and take place in an international context, with students and lecturers coming from various parts of the world and all lectures delivered in English.They are characterized by nonconventional teaching formats (workshops, tutorials, excursions, cultural events, business testimonials, etc.) and a multidisciplinary approach. Professors are experts in their areas and have a keen interest in what they do.Summer Schools meet strict academic regulations: each grants at least 3 ECTS credits and the participants who successfully pass the final exams will receive an official academic transcript.


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Josef K.

Excellent course! A lot of information, which can be applied practically. Professional and very friendly. This course is really worth the money.

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University of Pisa

Lungarno Pacinotti 43
56126 Pisa

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