Benin is the birthplace of Vodun. Vudoo is the official religion of Benin. January 10th national
vodun day in Benin. hey meet at a beach called the "point of no return" where slaves left on ships
fr the Americas centuries ago, taking their religion
No status differences among the people who committed suicide in a cult. ( From Last lecture) 18 bodies
were found in the first floor and 21 bodies were found in the second floor. The head of the cult was
found in one room.
Archeologists make a new discove
Nasca trophy head taking, ca. 100-800 AD in Peru.
Elite men in the society gets good clothes when they die. (from previous lecture) Nasca people followed
paracus people. Nasca people are famous for several things. 1) beautiful painted pottery, 2) made
watch movie between two worlds, it will appear on the exam.
W, September 9 and F, September 11
You will watch the 1944 film called BETWEEN TWO WORLDS The topic of the film is asessing your life
and answering for your behavior in contemporary western thoug
Because I could not stop for Death by Emily Dickenson
Grim Reaper - The concept of death as a scientist entity has existed in many societies since the beginnig
of the history. In English, Death, (Personified) is often given the name grim
Australian case studies
"Voodoo ' death " by Walter Cannon
Where belief in sorcery, witchcraft, or supernatural sanctions is firmly held, fear alone
Fear is associated with psychological mechanisms that can kill a human being: prolonged
The Hour of Our Death
Ars moriendi ("art of dying a good death') Accept death, praying for your family. Eyam village in ENgland
known as the plague village. Infeted textiles brought plague in this village. 25% of the population of the
village died. Rose C
In the Middle Ages: Vampires
They sleep by day, stalk at night.
Medival engravings illustrate attitude towarddeath, observations of changes in body, and burial
Vampires were usually reported as bloated in appearance, and ruddy, purplish, or dar
In May 1991 the African Burial Ground was unearthed in lower Manhattan (NYC). The
discovery amd recovery of this impotant site during the pre-construction phase for a federal
office building deeply impacted descendants of the slaves buried there. (African
Permanence of Burial VS Looting the Dead: Veneration and Violation
The looters rip open and scatters the burials and messed up the pottery bundles and sell the antiques.
Living condtion on Peru and pre columbian existed 5 million years ago. Pre columbian
The American Way of Death -> first published in 1963. Her complained was lack of ethics in funerals.
The trade did all it could to discourage cremation, reffering to it as "bake and shake" .
Batesville coffin factory assembly line:
High ground cemetery,
What purpose do you think tombstones and epitaphs serve?
Tombstones interests archelogists because there are styles in tomstones. In american culture
tombstones changed in styles. Oldest concerned with end of life -> death's heads
then a concern with a so
How to cope with death
Iganacio ferrara - How to cope with death on youtube.
Death in Chains an evil tricksteer warlord tricks .
Death: the High Cost of Living. an American comic book ministeries by neil Gaiman.
YAMA is the lord of death in hunduism. Yama
How are attitudes toward death congruent with social life?
Arnold van Gannep's rites of passage
rites of passage in our own lives
Katrina tuesdays 12:30 TA
Examples of anthropological thinking about d
Dog dies in an accident, Young child could touch any thing and could bring back to life. Gift given to him,
His mother died than he brought her back to life by touching her. One minute without consequences.
First touch life, second touch i
Some companies will, for a fee, send an email after your death.
American Cemeteries abroad- The American Battle Mnument Commission is the guardian of
America's overseas commemaerative cemeteris and memorials.
It honors the service . the best o
The Evolution of cemeteries
Where we out the dead is cultuarully determined. People are very resistent to change their food and
mortuary preferences. Depending on the religion, treatment of the dead will generate a mortuary
landscape; the physical space o
America is Diverse, how difference faith change the cemetery customes?
Hispanic - A very different looking cemetery. Santa Fe, NM. Scraped earth cemetery. Artificial
flowers, cross can be decorated. Reflection of families economies.
Jewish - Palomba, Vars
Nature is involved with the name of cemeteries.
Examples of cemeteries as they appear in literature: Hamlet. Act 5 scene 1.
Spoon River Anthology -> in NY it is required in curriculum in NY hs, great piece of AMerican literature
was publihed in 1915, it t
Why should we study death?
What insights can we gain?
Syllabus is on moodle. Syllabus is a required reading. Speak to TA's first.
Who studies death? -> Mortations, archeologists, epidemiologists, ethnologists, philosophers,
biologists, psychologists, phor