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Explore death in human society from the earliest formal burials to diverse modern practices world wide. This course incorporates archaeological studies of skeletons and mortuary sites as well as legal, anthropological and forensic perspectives. You will gain a complex understanding of one of the universal humans experiences and how those still living interact with death and the dead.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
Birth and death are universal human experiences. However, there are as many ways human societies experience death as there are ways to die. Archaeology has long focused on the discovery and interpretation of human remains and burials as a means of understanding and reconstructing past societies and is the discipline best situated to guide students through the longterm history of the diverse processes and human experiences of death, its study, and its impact on the living. Though this course offers a global perspective made up of different temporal and regional situations, we begin by considering the surprisingly varied mortuary practices of recent ‘Western’ societies and contemporary constructions of death, dying and mortuary practice.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
One lab report (34%), one project report (33%), one reflective report (33%).
There are no assessments for this course.