GMS FA 704
This course examines how bioarchaeologists utilize skeletal data to reconstruct patterns of human behavior from diverse geographical and temporal contexts. This course will survey topics such as age and sex estimation, paleodemography, pathology, and trauma, levels of physical activity and evidence for habitual behavior, paleodietary analyses, identity, and ethics. The goal of this seminar is to ask what bioarchaeology is, understand how t has developed historically, and recognize how it contributes to our understanding of the past. 2 cr, Spring sem.