Funerary Osteoarchaeology (ARCM412)

15 credits

Funerary osteoarchaeology can provide fascinating insights into past societies. By examining archaeological contexts and physical human remains it is possible to learn about interactions with the dead, past belief systems, social organisation, and the perceived importance of monumentality. This module highlights directions and trends in recent scholarship in funerary archaeology, and draws upon ethnographic examples to develop contextual interpretations about prehistoric and historic funerary practices.

This module is core for those studying the MSC in Bioarchaeology (Human Osteoarchaeology), if they have not already studied an equivalent module at undergraduate level. This module is available to other masters students as an option module.