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The archaeology of death
The archaeology of death

Sat, 01 Feb


Newspaper House

The archaeology of death

This two-day course will provide an introduction to the excavation, recording, analysis and interpretation of funerary remains.

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Time & Location

01 Feb 2020, 09:00 – 02 Feb 2020, 17:00

Newspaper House, 29 Simmonds Rd, Canterbury CT1 3YR

Lecture details

Students will be instructed in the handling and care of human skeletal material by an osteologist. The course will also explore the place of cemeteries and monuments in the wider landscape and the study of funerary assemblages as a whole, including graves, grave structures and fittings, grave goods and evidence associated with cremations. Emphasis will be placed on how to view all these elements as the visible remains of funeral ceremonies and on how we can seek to reconstruct those ceremonies as fully as possible.

Tutors: Jake Weekes and Adelina Teoaca

Date: Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd February 2020

Venue: Newspaper House, 29 Simmonds Road, Wincheap, Canterbury, CT1 3YR

Fee: £80 (£75 for FCAT)

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