[ANTH 225] Mortuary Archaeology
Mortuary archaeology is the study of human funerary practices across space and time. This course will investigate the theoretical foundations of archaeology, as well as the methods archaeologists use to understand how people treat their dead. In particular, we will focus on the different ways in which the dead influence the living in both prehistoric and historic contexts. Topics to be covered include memorials and memorialization, political use and misuse of graves, mass graves, and bioarchaeology. Readings, lectures, discussions, presentations, projects, and papers will allow students to examine mortuary archaeology from multiple perspectives.Edit my profile
Prerequisite: Antrhopology 110.