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ANTH 467 - Health and Disease in Antiquity

(3 units)
Covers paleopathology, the study of disease in ancient populations. Provides overview of morbidity, mortality for populations around the globe. Information on disease drawn from human skeletal and mummified remains, archaeological reconstructions of lifestyle and diet.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 102 or BIOL 100.

Units of Lecture: 3
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course:
1. Students will be able to apply the scientific method to the study of the human skeleton and ancient disease.
2. Students will be able to describe the biological processes affecting the skeleton and explain how bone can be altered during development.
3. Students will be able to recognize the diversity of research questions that can be pursued using the human skeleton.
4. Students will be able to explain how bone responds to force (trauma), infection, and stress.
5. Students will be able to describe the complexity of the human skeleton and its adaptive and plastic responses.
6. Students will be able to identify the variation present in the human skeleton.
7. Students will be able to discuss the ethical implications of working with human remains.


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