Sep 22, 2020  
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AN 305 - Bioarchaeology


Credits: 4
An exploration of human skeletal remains and their interpretation in archaeological contexts.  Bioarchaeologists take an interdisciplinary approach to learn about human behavior in the past, using data and theoretical perspectives from both the natural and social sciences.  Students will learn how deposits of human bones are contextualized within the local culture and environment to reveal the lifestyle and experiences of individuals and communities.  Topics include population-level analysis, adaptations to stress, manifestations of violence, the body as material culture, and ethics in research.  Students completing the course will be prepared to further investigate people in the past either through archaeological excavation, collections-based research, or in advanced academic settings.  Meets Social Science curricular requirement)
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Note(s): Fulfills social science requirement; fulfills humanistic inquiry.
K. Baustian



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