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FIRST SESSION, 2017

ANTH 147 Comparative Healing Systems (3). MAYMESTER. In this course we compare a variety of healing beliefs and practices so that students may gain a better understanding of their own society, culture, and medical system.

ANTH 234 Native American Tribal Studies (AMST 234, HIST 234) (3). MAYMESTER. This course introduces students to a tribally specific body of knowledge. The tribal focus of the course and the instructor changes from term to term.

ANTH 318 Human Growth and Development (3). MAYMESTER. Comparative study of human growth and development from conception through adulthood. Special emphasis on evolutionary, biocultural, ecological, and social factors that influence growth.

ANTH 423 Written in Bone: CSI and the Science of Death Investigation from Skeletal Remains (3). MAYMESTER. It is 1991, and a mass grave has been excavated near Ekaterinburg in central Russia. Authorities believe the remains may be those of former Czar Nicholas II and his family, known to have been murdered during the Russian Revolution of 1917. Now the remains will be flown to a laboratory where the age, sex, and method of death have to be determined for each individual. How does this happen? What other contextual clues in the grave might help in the analysis? What season did they die? This course combines laboratory training, field projects, lectures, films, discussion, and student presentations into a course on the science of human skeletal analysis. Students gain laboratory experience in the methods scientists use to study human remains and determine life history of the individual such as age, sex, growth, nutrition, disease, behavioral modifications, and the cause of death. This practical knowledge will serve as a baseline for case studies in how skeletal analysis is used in the study of past populations and contemporary forensic cases. We will also examine how burial rituals, beliefs about death and the afterlife, and the construction of ancestral memory all impact treatment of the dead and later interpretations regarding the conditions of their lives and deaths. To see a video from a previous Summer’s course, please click here!

ANTH 451 Field School in North American Archaeology (6). May 17 – June 16, 2017.  Permission of the instructor is required. Intensive training in archaeological field methods and techniques. Students participate in the excavation, recovery, recording, and interpretation of archaeological remains. Instruction given in survey, mapping, photography, excavation techniques, flotation recovery, etc.  For further information, contact Professor Steve Davis (962-3845, rpsdavis@unc.edu), Research Laboratories of Archaeology, Alumni Building room 101, or visit the field school web page at http://rla.unc.edu/teaching/Fieldschool2017/index.html.

ANTH 901 Reading and Research (1-4). Registration with permission of instructor.

ANTH 915 Reading and Research in Methodology (1-4). Registration with permission of instructor.

ANTH 921 Field Research (3). Registration with permission of instructor.

ANTH 993 Master’s Thesis (Var.). Individual research in a special field under the direction of a member of the department.

ANTH 994 Doctoral Dissertation (Var.).

SECOND SESSION, 2017

ANTH 148 Human Origins (3). Study of human evolution. Focus on the fossil record of humans and human-like ancestors. Topics include communication, aggression, dietary adaptations, locomotion, major anatomical changes, and behavioral shifts in an evolutionary framework.

ANTH 151 Anthropological Perspectives on Food and Culture (3). Anthropological perspectives on foodways. This course examines the biological basis of human diets as well as the historical and cultural contexts of food production, preparation, presentation, and consumption.

ANTH 319 Global Health (3). This class explores some of the historical, biological, economic, medical, and social issues surrounding globalization and health consequences. Late afternoon section, three days per week.

ANTH 901 Reading and Research (1-4). Registration with permission of instructor.

ANTH 915 Reading and Research in Methodology (1-4). Registration with permission of instructor.

ANTH 921 Field Research (3). Registration with permission of instructor.

ANTH 993 Master’s Thesis (Var.). Individual research in a special field under the direction of a member of the department.

ANTH 994 Doctoral Dissertation (Var.).