HNAK00028U The Archaeology of Death

Volume 2017/2018

BA-tilvalg i Nærorientalsk arkæologi, 2007

Master’s Programme in Ancient and Medieval Near Eastern Studies, 2008


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 about, 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:
Kronologiske, regionale og temaorienterede studier  (fagelementkode HNAB10151E)

KA 2008 studieordning
Special Topics in Archaeology (Fagelement HNAK03221E)


Lecture (30%), exercises and discussions. Students will have to give personal as well as group presentations.
Being able to read English
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 84
  • Preparation
  • 280,5
  • Project work
  • 48
  • Total
  • 412,5
Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assesment