• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Archaeology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

Archaeology of Death uses burial practices, mortuary goods and biological remains to reconstruct the lives of the dead as well as, if not more importantly, the lives of those that buried them. There is a global orientation in exploring ideas associated with death and the treatment of the dead from individuals though to entire past communities. The temporal expanse of this course extends from middle Pleistocene evidence for Neandertal cannibalism and the earliest deliberate burials, to prehistoric ancestor worship and sacrifice, childhood death, gendered grave goods, through to the complex burial rituals associated with high status and class based societies.

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial presentation (15%),  2,000 word essay (50%) and short test (35%).

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Workload

2 hours of lectures and one hour of tutorial per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 6 units of Archaeology (ARCH) courses, or with the permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARCH2054/ARCH6521.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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