Who is this class for: This course is for anyone who is keen to learn about what human skeletal remains can teach us about life in the past. People with an interest in archaeology, history, anthropology, biology, medical sciences, and any other fields are all very welcome. No previous knowledge is needed to complete this course. This course is free, and will remain free for participants. You can purchase a certificate.


Created by:   Universiteit Leiden

LevelBeginner
CommitmentThis course consists of 5 weeks of study, with about four to six hours of study required each week.
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Universiteit Leiden
Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 of 113 ratings

This was an excellent course! As a relatively new student of archaeology, this course has vastly improved my understanding of bioarchaeology and has definitely contributed to my research work. I would like to thank Dr. Waters-Rist and everyone else behind this course for bringing together such a wonderful, interactive and fun way to learn more about the truth in our bones.

Excellent introductory course on bones. There is a bit of writing involved for weekly assignments, which can take time, but for the most part everything you need to complete them is within lectures. Very responsive forum moderation.

Very enjoyable. Cool information and the assignments really force you to think critically about your reasoning.

I enjoyed this course so much! I learned a lot and I will looking for more courses in the same field.

The lectures, extra videos, and the invited guests explaining a bit about their work were some of the best I've seen in a MOOC. Perhaps I missed my calling when I didn't study osteoarcheology.

This is an awesome course and I'd love to see a followup course.

Congratulations on a fantastic job, Dr. Andrea Waters-Rist and team!