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Advanced Topics in Physical Anthropology

This seminar will explore methodological and theoretical issues related to the study of human skeletal remains in archaeological contexts.  We will examine how bioarchaeologists investigate human skeletal remains and relate these analyses to larger social, political, and economic processes.  Topics will vary depending on instructor and student interest, but can cover a range of topics including the bioarchaeology of childhood, gender, violence, and colonialism (among others), as well as topics relating to mortuary analysis and the archaeology of death. The seminars may also focus on methodology (e.g., biochemical methods) and emerging theoretical perspectives.

ANTHROP 711

Advanced Topics in Physical Anthropology

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Winter Offered?: No

This seminar will explore methodological and theoretical issues related to the study of human skeletal remains in archaeological contexts.  We will examine how bioarchaeologists investigate human skeletal remains and relate these analyses to larger social, political, and economic processes.  Topics will vary depending on instructor and student interest, but can cover a range of topics including the bioarchaeology of childhood, gender, violence, and colonialism (among others), as well as topics relating to mortuary analysis and the archaeology of death. The seminars may also focus on methodology (e.g., biochemical methods) and emerging theoretical perspectives.


Tracy Prowse

Associate Professor | Director, Undergraduate Program