• Total units 24 Units
  • Minor code FEAR-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Advanced Forensic and Evolutionary Archaeology Minor

The minor in Advanced Forensic and Evolutionary archaeology provides a set of courses that explore the biological and archaeological evidence for the evolution of early hominids and modern human variation. These courses also cover the evidence for ancient health and lifestyle, and the forensic investigation of human remains. Courses cover both the skeletal and cultural remains of earlier human societies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Development of skills in the reconstruction of past human biology and lifestyle.
  2. Critical appreciation of the skeletal, genetic and archaeological evidence for the physical and cultural evolution of hominids.
  3. Understanding of the approaches and evidences for forensic investigations in archaeology.
  4. Familiarity and understanding of the nature of prehistoric and historic health.

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Admission Requirements

This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ARCH3028 Archaeology of Death and Mortuary Practices

BIAN2015 Human Skeletal Analysis

BIAN2128 Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology

BIAN2130 Ancient Medicine

BIAN3016 Analysis of Mammalian Remains

BIAN3113 Human Evolution

BIAN3124 Evolution and Human Behaviour

BIAN3125 Ancient Health & Disease

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