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    Oberlin College
  Oct 21, 2017
Course Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 334 - Grave Matters: The Archaeology of Death, Decay, and Discovery

Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits (Range): 3 Hours
Attribute: 3 SS
How do archaeologists study coffins, tombs, and human remains to learn about ancient societies? This course will explore the theory and practice of the archaeology of death. Topics will include the inference of social organization from mortuary remains, the experience of death and dying, social memory, identity, and others. Students will learn approaches to mortuary excavation and consider the politics and ethics of conducting burial archaeology globally.
Enrollment Limit: 15
Instructor: A. Davis

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