15 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: This module provides an advanced level exploration of human responses to death in societies around the world from the earliest burials of our hominin ancestors to the present day. Delivered through a series of chronologically-themed lectures and thematic seminars, case studies focus on the nature and interpretation of the burial record, and survey the methods of analysis, theoretical underpinnings and material residues of funerary ritual helping the student to develop a broad knowledge of world-wide burial rites and a nuanced understanding of the discipline of funerary archaeology.

Staff Contact: WILLMOTT HUGH B
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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