Black-Figure Plaque - funeral
Classic 270 :  Death, Burial and the Greek World
Course Catalog No: 31328
Doe Library 308C
Kim Shelton

This graduate level seminar will explore mortuary archaeology in the Aegean and Greek worlds from the prehistoric to historic periods. We will consider the mortuary environment; grave architecture; burial traditions and rituals including the treatment of the body, the depositional circumstances/parameters, and the grave gifts/offerings; and the reconstruction of attitudes and beliefs about death, mourning, identity, and memory as well as the reflection/reconstruction of life through the mortuary record.