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Summer School in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology



The Summer School in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology is an academic program aimed at training students in anthropological and paleopathological laboratory methods. It is an outstanding opportunity for students to gain practical experience in bioarchaeological investigation by working side-by-side with leading researchers in the field.
The lab-activities and lectures will be carried out at the Laboratory of Paleopathology (within the Medical School of Pisa). The Summer School will take place over the course of 3 weeks, in order to provide students with the basic knowledge of skeletal anatomy, physical anthropology and paleopathology necessary to approach osteological analyses.
The skeletal materials under examination includes samples from Tuscan excavations dating back to the medieval ages. The activities will be completed under the supervision of experienced staff of the Division of Paleopathology, directed by Professor Gino Fornaciari.


The school is designed to provide all participants with an in-depth knowledge of cleaning, restoring and analyzing ancient human skeletal remains. Biological profile reconstruction is aimed at obtaining the greatest possible amount of information on the environment, lifestyle, and diseases that afflicted past populations.

Who can apply

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



Program Intensity

Full time

Admission Requirements

The Summer School has no formal prerequisites; students will be fully trained for all the activities they experience. Knowledgement of English language is required.




1.300 euro
(fees 1.000 euro, accomodation 300 euro)


Prof. Giuffra Valentina


04-22 june 2018


Further info

Direzione Ricerca e Internazionalizzazione
Unità Cooperazione Internazionale
Lungarno Pacinotti, 44 56126 Pisa

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