ARCH 310

Archaeology of Death

Prerequisites: ANTH 114 and one ARCH course at the 200-level or above. Death is a universal human experience, yet mortuary rituals and burials vary cross-culturally. In this class we consider how archaeologists encounter and interpret death in societies worldwide. Topics include tombs, mummies, funerals, cemetery landscapes, gravemarkers, war memorials, and mortuary symbolism. Offered alternate years.

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