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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


ANTH 12.17 Tombs, Pits, and Pyres: Archaeology of Death

The goal of this course is to provide a solid grounding in the archaeological literature of mortuary studies; that is, data derived from the material remains of the death experience in the archaeological past. Along with more theoretical papers, specific case studies will be used to address a variety of topics and issues, such as social organization and social structure, identity (e.g., race, gender, ethnicity), violence, skeletal biology and bioarchaeology, the ethics of using human remains, and the social impact of the archaeological dead in past and present societies. The time range covered in the course spans from the Neolithic to the near\u2011present, and numerous cultures from all parts of the globe will be explored.

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:INT or SOC; WCult:CI

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.