Archaeology of Death

Objectives

1. To acquire notions about the theories, techniques and methods applied in Funerary Archaeology;
2. Become familiar with historical and archaeological sources relating to funeral practices in the past, understanding their strengths and limitations;
3. To understand the ritual, political, social and economic factors that marked the characteristics of the funerary sphere and its evolution over the millennia;
5. To be able to write a research paper and review the work of their peers

General characterization

Code

722051392

Credits

10.0

Responsible teacher

Carlos Cristian Rodriguez Rellan

Hours

Weekly - 3

Total - 280

Teaching language

Portuguese

Prerequisites

Available soon

Bibliography

- BOASE, T.S.R. (1972). Death in the middle ages: mortality judgment and remembrance. Thames and Hudson # ANT 57 (UNLFCSH/BMSC) – 0086
- BROTHWELL, D.R. (1987). Desenterrando huesos: la excavación, tratamiento y estudio de restos del esqueleto humano. Fondo de Cultura Económica. # BJC 120 (UNLFCSH/BMSC) - 123JC
- DANIELL C. (1997). Death and burial in medieval England: 1066-1550. Routledge # ANT 569 (UNLFCSH/BMSC) – 47781
- EDWARDS, C. (2007). Death in ancient Rome. Yale University Press.
- MAYS, S. (1998). The archaeology of human bones. Routledge. # CRIA CLS ANT BIO 49 (UNLFCSH/BVMG) - 55CRIACLS
- MORRIS, I. (1992). Death-ritual and social structure in classical antiquity. Cambridge University Press. # ANT 570 (UNLFCSH/BMSC) – 47778
- NILSSON STUTZ, L.; TARLOW, S (Eds.). (2013). The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial. Oxford University Press.
- PARKER PEARSON, M. (1999). The archaeology of death and burial. Texas A&M University Press.

Teaching method

Theoretical lectures supported by audio-visual resources that will help to reinforce the contents of the course unit. Reading of texts for discussion in class.
Evaluation methods: an individual paper (80% of the grade) and a critical review of the paper written by one of their colleagues (20% of the grade). The quality and originality, compliance with the rules and limits set by the professor, appropriate and relevant use of bibliographic resources, capacity for synthesis and critical thinking, and use of appropriate language and terminology will be assessed. The active participation of students in class will be taken into account. Students who obtain an average of 10 or more will be considered as having passed.

Evaluation method

a critical review of the paper written by one of their colleagues(20%), an individual paper (80%)

Subject matter

1. INTRODUCTION
1.1. Concepts and history of the discipline
1.2. Sources of knowledge
2. HUMAN REMAINS: STUDY METHODS AND TECHNIQUES
3. FUNERAL PRACTICES AMONG HUNTER-GATHERERS
4. FUNERAL PRACTICES AMONG THE FIRST AGRO-PASTORAL SOCIETIES
5. FUNERAL PRACTICES IN PROTOHISTORY
6. FUNERAL PRACTICES IN CLASSIC ANTIQUITY
7. FUNERAL PRACTICES IN THE MIDDLE AND MODERN AGE
8. ETHICAL AND POLITICAL ISSUES

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