This module will outline, through a series of case studies, the archaeological methods employed in study of the dead, from the earliest deliberate burials of the Neanderthals, the preservation of the corpse by the ancient Egyptians, body decompostion, the examination of Victorian crypt burials and modern attitudes towards death and reburial. There is no one key textbook for this module, but in preparation, students may wish to read the relevant sections in Renfrew and Bahn (2004) Archaeology. Thames and Hudson: London and Grant et al. (2005) The Archaeology Coursebook. Routledge: London.

Term(s) offered: Spring/Summer term module; 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Credit: 3.0
General Education: III B 2