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ANTH 4265/6265

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Bioarchaeology is the study of human remains in archaeological contexts. The skeleton is a dynamic structure that responds to stressors in the natural and built environments, offering insights on health, human-environment interactions, and social processes in the past. This course covers basics in bioarchaeology and paleopathology from a biocultural perspective.

When this course is taught as a split level, additional requirements for graduate students: Graduate students will explore bioarchaeological topics and methods in greater depth through writing. Students taking the course for graduate study will have a choice of the following, depending on their interests and progress in the graduate program: 1) complete a comprehensive literature review on a method (or suite of methods) and/or bioarchaeological research and biocultural context of human health and diversity in a region, 2) conduct novel research pertinent to their thesis research and produce a publishable-quality paper, or 3) prepare a grant proposal for bioarchaeological research in the format of a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant proposal.

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