HNAA03461U The Archaeology of Death

Volume 2014/2015
BA Tilvalg 2007-studieordning i Nærorientalsk Arkæologi
eller KA 2008-studieordning Curriculum for the Master’s Programmes in
Ancient and Medieval Near Eastern Studies the 2008 Curriculum.

Archaeologists often feel that they are particularly close to the past when they are dealing with the dead. This course explores the many ways in which the dead can be disposed of, thought aboutt, and made meaningful both in the past and the present. Taking an explicitly theoretical approach, themes such as sacrifice, corporeality, emotion and commemoration will be explored. Examples are primarily drawn from Egypt and Sudan, but the development of archaeologies of death are situated within a broader historical and geopgraphical context.

Learning Outcome

BA Tilvalg 2007-studieordning:
Komplekse samfund 1(Fagelementkode HNAB10051E)

KA 2008-studieordning:
Critical Analysis of Material Culture (fagelementkode HNAK03461E)


Being able to read English, French and German
Lecture, excercises and discussions. Students will have to give personal as well as group presentations.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Exam
  • 80
  • Lectures
  • 28
  • Preparation
  • 256,5
  • Project work
  • 48
  • Total
  • 412,5
Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assesment