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ANTH 261

Archaeology of the Body

This course examines archaeological and physical anthropological research on the human body. The course considers how such research is carried out, what it contributes to our understanding of ancient societies, and the ethical issues unique to the study of human remains. Topics discussed include mortuary ritual, the relationship between the living and the dead, prehistoric warfare, and skeletal markers of disease. Prerequisites: ANTH 151, ANTH 153, sophomore standing, or permission of instructor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Social Science ANTH 151, ANTH 153, sophomore standing, or permission of instructor. 1

Fall Semester information

Lydia Marshall

261A: Archaeology of the Body