Anthropology Course at the Museum, Winter 2019

Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2018

The School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, offers an introductory course to physical anthropology at the Canadian Museum of History. The course ANT 4105 Selected Topic in Anthropology: Introduction to Physical Anthropology provides a general introduction to the subject of physical or biological anthropology.

It will include both lectures and hands on experiences. The course covers the sub-fields of physical anthropology focusing on the analysis and interpretation of the physical remains of the dead.

Topics covered will include:

  • What is physical anthropology;
  • Human osteology;
  • Paleopathology;
  • Microscopic and destructive analysis;
  • Mummification, soft tissue, and bone preservation, bioarchaeology and taphonomy, human     remains curation and repatriation, forensic anthropology.

The course will be held at the Canadian Museum of History, in the Resource Centre (100, rue Laurier Street, Gatineau, QC K1A 0M8), on Thursdays from 17:00 to 20:00 and will be taught by Janet Young.

Prerequisite: 54 university credits including 9 ANT credits.

Space is limited. For more information, please contact

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