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  • Locations: Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Eligibility: Please see below for requirements.
  • Budget Sheets:: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 05/06/2018
Rolling Admission 06/03/2018 07/27/2018
NOTE: There are two separate Sessions: Session I June 3-June 29, 2018, Session II July 1-July 27, 2018. Students may participate in one or both Sessions.

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Program Description:
USF in Romania:
Transylvanian Human Osteology and Bioarchaeology

Session 1: 6/3 - 6/29, 2018
Session 2: 7/1 -7/27, 2018 


Program Description


The aim of this project is to evaluate how major political events physically impact local Transylvanian populations. For that purpose, we having been studying human remains excavated from four different cemeteries from central Transylvania (Romania).

The field school will train students to conduct osteological analyses and frame bioarchaeolgoical research questions. The collection that we will study is housed at the Haaz Rezso Muzeum in Odorheiu Secuiesc (known as Székelyudvarhely in Hungarian), Harghita County, in the heart of Transylvania. Students  will  receive  daily lectures on topics related to human skeletal biology and spend the first two weeks intensively reviewing human osteology. Other lecture topics will include a discussion of sex and age estimation, osteometrics, and an introduction to skeletal and dental pathologies.  In addition, some lecture topics will discuss related applied areas of human osteology and various specialties within the discipline such as skeletal trauma analysis and stable isotope analysis. Students will have the opportunity to complete a small research project and gain hands-on experience in the field of bioarchaeology.

How to Apply

Students must apply and be accepted into the Archaeotek program before applying to USF. Students must have both an Archaeotek and a USF Application completed before going on the program.

Detailed information on How to Apply can be found here.

This program is currently not accepting applications.