Archaeology of Religion
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

This course will explore how archaeology is used to understand and interpret ideology, ritual performance, and religious belief. Students will examine the remains of cultural and religious traditions in the archaeological record and relate these to the social processes, political structures, and historical constructs that contributed to their development. Themes to be addressed include the intersection of power and ritual experience, the material and spatial remains of religious events, and the archaeological investigation of world religions (with a particular focus on the potential political controversies posed by such research).

Additional Course Information
Registration status: Year 3.