Archaeology of Death|
The material culture and biological remains associated with death represent a major component of the archaeological record. Funerary assemblages can provide information about, for example, ritual practices, beliefs, social organization, the division of labor, diet, and health. Tombs and monuments are important elements of sacred landscapes. The course will examine how archaeologists and biological anthropologists investigate and analyze mortuary facilities, grave goods, skeletal remains, and sacred landscapes to make inferences about the past.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(ARCP-MN)(ARCP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Metcalf and Huntington, CELEBRATIONS OF DEATH (2nd ed.)
Parker Pearson, THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF DEATH AND BURIAL
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two short essays and a final research paper, including a class presentation.
|Instructor(s): Charles,Douglas K. Times: .M..... 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: ANTH6; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 14||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 0||FR: X|
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