AnthropologyANTH 271 Anthropology of Dead Persons

Cross-disciplinary examination of death and the dead person in various cultures, past and present. Topics include cultural constructions of death, dead bodies and dead persons in contemporary and archaeological perspectives, rights pertaining to dead bodies in the U.S. legal system, use of cadavers in education, forensics of dead persons in mass disasters and human rights cases, indigenous rights and repatriation. Will be offered in the 2006–07 academic year.


Prerequisite(s): Enrollment is restricted to anthropology graduate students or by permission of instructor.




Diane Gifford-Gonzalez, Alison Galloway