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Advanced methods in mortuary archaeology


Compulsory attendance


Admission requirements

Human Osteology I and II (or an advanced undergraduate Osteology class deemed to be equivalent by the instructor).


The focus of this course is two-fold. First, this course emphasises the importance of cultural understandings of funerary practices needed to situate osteological data within a broader archaeological and historical context. Second, the importance of understanding the suite of taphonomic process that can affect the preservation and recovery of human remains is covered.


Course schedule details can be found in the MA time schedule.

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Mode of instruction

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Reading list


Register for this course via uSis.
Instructions for registration can be found in the uSis manual.

Contact information

For more information about this course, please contact dr M.L.P. Hoogland.