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Course

Dental Non-Metric Workshop

Date
Monday 9 March 2020 - Tuesday 10 March 2020
Address
Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room
D0.06

This workshop is an introduction to dental non-metric analysis. It will cover the scoring of traits using the Arizona State University dental anthropology system (ASUDAS), and subsequent analysis using R statistical software. Trait plaques are provided on-site for practice, and data collection will be conducted on archaeological skeletal remains. Statistical methods introduced will include principal components analysis (PCA) and the mean measure of divergence (MMD).

Basic knowledge of dental anatomy is required. No previous experience with R is necessary. A certificate of completion will be provided at the end of the workshop.

Application and registration fee

To apply for the workshop, please send a letter of motivation (circa 250 words) to b.p.bartholdy@arch.leidenuniv.nl by 31 January 2020.

The registration fee is €15.

Programme

Day 1

10.00 | Lecture: Intro to dental nonmetric variation in archaeology

12.00 | Lunch

13.00 | Practicals

  • Recording practice on the trait plaques
  • Data collection

17.00 | End of day 1             

Day 2

10.00 | Lecture Behind the statistics of biodistance analysis

12.00 | Lunch

13.00 | Practical

  • Brief intro to R
  • Data analysis and interpretation

17.00 | End of workshop drinks

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