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Bioarchaeology Fieldschool: Advanced Human Osteology & Paleopathology in Lithuania 

Summer B  2012 


Program Description:

    As an enhancement to the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in biological anthropology, the Department of Anthropology at the University of Central Florida and the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Anthropology at Vilnius University (Vilnius, Lithuania) have developed a unique study abroad opportunity for students interested in advanced human osteology and pathology at UCF.

    Set in the picturesque city of Vilnius, this study abroad experience will expose students to skeletal remains spanning the rich history of Lithuania’s existence. Students will gain hands-on experience working on an amazing collection of 17,000 human remains housed in the Faculty of Medicine at Vilnius University.  The students from UCF will be collaborating with Dr Rimantus Jankauskas from Vilnius University.

    At a minimum, participants in the Bioarchaeology Fieldschool: Advanced Human Osteology & Paleopathology in Lithuania program will be expected to:

  • Learn advanced topics in human osteology (including juvenile osteology & human variation)
  • Learn to recognize and identify paleopathological lesions on the skeleton
  • Participate in organized field trips to archaeological sites to learn about the history of Lithuania and the skeletal collections
  • Participate in discussions, lab assignments, and their experiences will culminate in a final group presentation centered around a case report on a particular skeleton

    This study abroad program is open to all UCF and external undergraduate and graduate students. A maximum of 15 students will be selected for the program based upon their academic record. Minimum qualifications include:

  • Senior undergraduate or graduate student standing
  • Students must have completed a stand-alone undergraduate upper level or graduate level human osteology course
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

     This program is currently in the planning stages. Once the program is ready to accept applications, you will be able to find it on the short term program menu.

Program Faculty
Dr. Tosha Dupras, Dr. John Schultz
tosha.dupras@ucf.edu, john.schultz@ucf.edu

Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless a program expressly and specifically includes this), independent travel, or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. UCF, Office of International Studies will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students to reserve their flights. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students via Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.

University of Central Florida
Office of International Studies
4000 Central Florida Blvd, Millican Hall room 107 Orlando, FL 32816
Telephone (407) 882-2300 | Fax (407) 882-0240 | studyabroad@ucf.edu