Archaeology of Death|
Spring 2019 not offered
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)
Metcalf and Huntington--CELEBRATIONS OF DEATH
Parker Pearson--THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF DEATH AND BURIAL
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two essays, class presentation, and a final research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
ANTH101 Being and Becoming Human, ARCP204 Introduction to Archaeology, or other Anthropology or Archaeology courses are recommended.