Description: Bioarchaeology is the study of human skeletal remains in relation to the archaeological record. The human skeleton adapts and changes, whether the stress is from biological, faunal, environmental, or cultural influences. We discover how humans lived in the past using skeletal remains through an in depth biocultural examination of issues such as gender roles, health, diet, workload, colonialism, agriculture, (dis)ability, status, and identity. The methods we use are regularly used in modern forensic anthropology. This course surveys the field and its theories and practices by evaluating the primary literature and doing hands-on lab activities. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Spring 2022
Prerequisite: ANT 101 or ANT 379