2023-2024 University Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog

ANTH 341 - Archaeology of Death & Burial

People across the globe and through time have had understandings of death that may appear strange or even shocking to many today. For anthropologists and archaeologists, burials provide evidence for understanding conceptions of death, grief, mortuary rituals, and belief systems in the past. They also learn about the world of the living through the study of human remains and burials. Bioarchaeologists study how social identity, political change, colonialism, social inequality, warfare, and other large-scale social processes manifest physically in the human body. Students will take a close look at cross-cultural variation in understandings of death and mortuary practices through archaeological evidence.

Credits: 1.0
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites:   or    None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No First-year
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts Practices: Confronting Collective Challenges
Core Component: None

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