Archaeology of Death

ANTH 1623 S01 [CRN: 25379]

Examines death, burial, and memorials using comparative archaeological evidence from prehistory and historical periods. The course asks: What insight does burial give us about the human condition? How do human remains illuminate the lives of people in the past? What can mortuary artifacts tell us about personal identities and social relations? What do gravestones and monuments reveal about beliefs and emotions? Current cultural and legal challenges to the excavation and study of the dead are also considered. DPLL
Term
Spring 2018
Credit Hours
1
Maximum Enrollment
999
Course Attributes
Diverse Perspectives in LL
Primary Instructor
Meetings
12:00 - 12:50 Mon, Wed, Fri - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018
Exam Group Code
05