Introduction to Zooarchaeology Workshop

bethke workshop 1Our second workshop for the 2018-2019 year will be on an introduction to zooarchaeology or faunal analysis, taught by Dr. Brandi Bethke. This one-day workshop is directed to anyone who wants to learn more about the study of animal remains excavated from archaeological sites. Through lectures and hands-on exercises, you will learn the history of zooarchaeology within archaeological investigations, the basics of faunal assemblage analysis and data management, and an introduction to taphonomy and quantitative methods in zooarchaeology, with a special focus on mammalian species commonly found in Oklahoma. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at analyzing animal bones from archaeological sites, this is the workshop for you!

The workshop will be offered twice in March 2019, in Norman and Tulsa. Both workshops have been filled: you may ask to be put on the wait list by emailing us at


  • When: March 2, 2019 from 9 AM to 3 PM
  • Where: Oklahoma Archeological Survey, Norman, OK
  • Cost:  $10.00 (covers the workshop supplies).*


  • When: March 9, 2019 from 9 AM to 3 PM
  • Where: Room TBD, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
  • Cost:  $10.00 (covers the workshop supplies).*

*This fee is non-refundable.