Nov 08, 2016
Very informative, a good grounding in the subject, I really felt like I gained a lot of valuable knowledge on the subject that will help me in future endeavors. Very well put-together and organized.
Nov 21, 2016
I took this course to find out what osteoarchaeology was all about. Excellent, excellent course! Well planned, laid out and , and very interesting. I have learned a lot. Thank you!!!
by Douglas M•
Dec 13, 2016
This course is very interesting with well thought-out content that involves the student very actively from the first lesson. The assignments are challenging but also very exciting. I consider is a unique innovation in MOOC courses. The professor give excellent information interspersed with interesting case studies. Unfortunately, there was no interaction in my iteration of the course, or any apparent involvement whatsoever, from any TA's or mentors. All questions remained unanswered (except by other students), and frustrated calls for help and advice were ignored. The majority of the course's mark (60%) is determined by fellow students using a rubric which leaves little true 'wiggle room' between pass and fail marks. The mystery cases on which we worked during the course were never 'resolved' or explained in any way, which would have been nice after the effort that went into them. I would recommend the content of the course 'for fun' but if anyone is looking for an accurate assessment of material learned, try another course.
by Daina N A•
Dec 11, 2018
I absolutely love this course (and I haven't even finished yet - almost done with the final module). The instructors are great and there videos are very informative. The optional videos are great ways to better visualize the lecture courses. I thoroughly enjoy the challenge and experience working of each module assignment that culminates into one overall project/case. The assignments are thought provoking, and it is interesting to see the different approaches and conclusions that other's reach upon reading their work for peer review.
The only reason I gave this course 4/5 stars is because, as someone who doesn't have a background in Anthropology or Archaeology, there were times when the technical content was hard for me to conceptualize. I wish that there were reading assignments that can be read in preparation for an upcoming video or module. I think that available reading assignments would have significantly improved my learning experience and understanding of the lesson material.
by Yelena L•
Jun 11, 2017
Wonderfull course, one of the best on Coursera that I have seen. Assignments give students opportunity to try actual methods of osteoarchaeology themselves. Quality videos and interesting case studies.
by Melissa S•
Feb 20, 2017
I enjoyed this course so much! I learned a lot and I will looking for more courses in the same field.
The lectures, extra videos, and the invited guests explaining a bit about their work were some of the best I've seen in a MOOC. Perhaps I missed my calling when I didn't study osteoarcheology.
This is an awesome course and I'd love to see a followup course.
Congratulations on a fantastic job, Dr. Andrea Waters-Rist and team!
by Di A•
Oct 15, 2016
Love the content, tutorials etc. but the peer review way of marking is not fair.
I unfortunately withdrew because of this. I & others were never going to succeed. This is because peers who are also having problems, not sure of what they are doing are the ones marking the assessments.
Not giving refunds after the 2 week cut off is also unfair. This must be how you make your money for these free courses.
Jul 08, 2019
learned a lot, good reading, shot an clear explanations
by Jacquelene B•
May 13, 2019
Very interesting subject matter. Lecture content is well presented and just challenging enough to make you think a little when you're completing the course assignments. It would be nice if the work was a little more detailed (purely because my interest has now been peaked) and if the assignments were a little more spaced out (I found one a week was a bit of a push for me)
by Noemí R G•
Apr 06, 2019
¡Uno de los mejores curso online que he realizado!
Este curso ha cumplido mis expectativas totalmente, me ha enseñado más de lo que yo esperaba y ha hecho que me guste el estudio de los huesos animándome a aprender mucho más sobre este tema.
One of the best online course I've done!
This course has fully met my expectations, has taught me more than I expected and has made me like the study of bones by encouraging me to learn much more about this subject.
by Ivana S•
Feb 28, 2019
I liked this course very much, lessons were well prepared, and easy to understand even for me - beginner in the osteoarcheology area. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in anthropology.
by Krystyna S•
Feb 20, 2019
Fascinating and very informative course
by Yenny A A S•
Feb 12, 2019
Excelente curso, contenido especializado pero muy claro, con muchos ejemplos y bibliografía.
by Pauline D•
Feb 06, 2019
Good introductory material without being simplistic.
by E M B•
Dec 17, 2018
This course provided great illustrations and information regarding the various specialties in human osteology.
by Wojciech W•
Nov 16, 2018
Amazing course with wonderful teachers and materials. I learned a lot of things about bones and how they help archeologists to understand the past better
by LUDOVIC C•
Oct 03, 2018
Course extremely well built and documented. Very nice and exciting.
by Veronica E•
Sep 20, 2018
I learned a lot and found the assignments relevant and useful for achieving a better understanding the material. Great course!
by A. R•
Sep 01, 2018
The course is magnificent for people in and outside of the osteoarchaeology field. For beginners, it is a good way to know what our profession does and the multiple branches and data it might reach. To students of archaeology or biological anthropology, it is a good way to re-study the bases and learn minor details very important to us that could help us specializing in one of the many fields we have.
by Hasan m•
Jun 23, 2018
by Mike B•
Jun 21, 2018
I really enjoyed this course , it taught me a lot about the Human Skeleton and I will now look at Bones in a very different way, and will be able to "read" them a little, my thanks go to Dr Andrea Waters-Rist and her Team for an interesting time, thank you . Mike Brogan
by Melissa v R•
May 21, 2018
I learned a lot, the assignments are very nice in my opinion! Very engaging.
Apr 08, 2018
This is an awesome course but they have the cheesy "Peer-Reviewed" assignments. Even if you get 100% on the quizzes you still must do peer reviewed assignments. The course is basically impossible because the other "learners" are assholes who give you 3/5 and fail your ass.
by Roger F•
Mar 27, 2018
Into the third week and it is very interesting. The 1st MOOC that I have done where there is a weekly assignment to submit!
by Gleb E•
Mar 26, 2018
Just a perfect course!
by Olivia K•
Mar 12, 2018
Detailed course with excellent staff and challenging assignments.
by Paul R•
Mar 07, 2018