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Secrets of the Dead: Death and Burial Around the World

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics - NCSSM Durham Campus

Sunday, July 6, 2014 - Friday, July 11, 2014
NCSSM Durham Campus 1219 Broad Street DurhamNC  27705
Sunday, July 6, 2014 - Friday, July 11, 2014
NCSSM Durham Campus 1219 Broad Street DurhamNC  27705

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What's Included

Humans across time and space have cultivated a morbid fascination with death. Whether we are interring our loved ones lost in simple pine coffins or in elaborate stone sarcophagi, the dead leave behind a lasting impression. When archaeologists stumble upon human remains, they can uncover a wealth of cultural material and impart a deep understanding about the lives and customs of the deceased. This course provides a broad overview of the mortuary customs of different cultures throughout the archaeological record, across the globe, and through history. Students can build on their existing interests and gain in-depth knowledge of an exciting and dynamic field of archaeological research while learning about themes relevant to a range of other humanities subjects. see http://www.ncssm.edu/accelerator/secrets-dead-death-and-burial-around-world for more details and requirements.

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The North Carolina School of Science of Math Summer Accelerator Program extends to a global audience our 30 years of experience educating talented high school students and enriching their lives.


• Our highly skilled faculty focus their talents on building the strengths of high achieving students in advanced science and math topics.

•Our Student Life Instructors live on campus year round and develop the life skills of our summer students and school-year residential students.

•We uniquely craft college-level academic experiences, as a campus and flagship high school of the University of North Carolina system, in an appropriate setting for high school students.


Go beyond what feels comfortable this summer and join our community to accept the greater challenge. Our Accelerator provides a number of academic possibilities.

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  • North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

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NCSSM Durham Campus 1219 Broad Street DurhamNC  27705
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