The study of human and non-human remains from archaeological sites to reconstruct past human behavior and biology, and their environmental and cultural conditions. Topics include human skeletal indicators of diet, activity level, and disease, and faunal skeletal indicators of ancient human behavior, such as hunting and paleoecology.
Satisfies a major & minor requirement in Anthropology.
Satisfies the Historical Thought distribution requirement.
Satisfies depth (not breadth) course requirement in the Natural Science and Social Science tracks of the Environment Studies major.
(Spring; offered in alternating years.)