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Unit information: Archaeology of Death, Burial and Ritual in 2014/15

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Unit name Archaeology of Death, Burial and Ritual
Unit code ARCH35003
Credit points 30
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Dr. Nash
Open unit status Not open




School/department Department of Anthropology and Archaeology
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Description including Unit Aims

The archaeology of death, burial and ritual is a complex topic requiring study using a number of archaeological and anthropological methods. This option will examine themes relating to death burial and ritual from the Neolithic to the Medieval period and will include monument morphology, the archaeology of ritual landscapes, changes and significance of mortuary practice, cultural and social interpretation of funerary practices and paleopathology. Consideration will also be given to current opinion on the ethical implications of the study of human remains.