The Archaeology of Death: Ritual and Social Structure in the Ancient World


Contextual study of material culture linked to funerary practices and traditions in the ancient Greek or Roman world. Topics may include funerary rituals, the ritualization of space around cities and in the countryside; ancestor cult and ancestor representation; monumental and not so monumental tombs, grave offerings and grave assemblages; public personas and funerary iconography: gender, age, occupation. Death in Greece/Rome and death in the provinces.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • R
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • CLST 543S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring