Archaeological taphonomy: from the body to the skeleton, the diagenesis of the bone, primary and secondary burials, burials in filled space and in empty space, multiple and collective burials.
Digging up bones: the tools, the phases of the excavation, the ditch, the exposure of the skeleton, the photo, the relief, the skeletal context sheet, the sampling, the removal of the skeleton, the packing of human remains.
Elements of Bioarchaeology of human remains: the human skeleton as biological archive, the reconstruction of the biological profile (sex, age of death, stature, ergonomics, skeletal pathologies). The study of Paleonutrition.
Anthropology of Death: The Sociological Theory of E. Durkheim, the rites of passage of Van GENNEP, the model of Hertz, the recent developments of the anthropology of death in archaeology.
Funerary archaeology: Definition of a discipline and its theoretical developments in the twentieth-21st century.
Ideology, rites and funerary practices of the Sardinian populations between Neolithic and Iron Age (notes).
Ideology, rites and funerary practices of the italic populations of the Iron Age (notes).
Ideology, rites and funerary practices in the Roman age. The topography of the necropolis, the typology of burials and apparatus, the Roman funeral, the relationship between cremation and burial. Paleopathology and Paleodemography of the Roman Age (notes).
Ideology, rites and funerary practices of the early Christians. Topography of the cemeteries, the funerary basilicas, the catacombs and the cult of the martyrs. Typology of burials and apparatus, the Christian funeral, the relationship between pre-Christian and the new Christian ritual.
Ideology, rites and funerary practices of Germanic peoples: the Goths and the Lombards. Topography of the cemetery areas, typology of burials and apparatus. The Lombard Funeral.
Ideology, rites and funerary practices in the early Middle Ages. Topography of the cemetery areas, type of burials. The Christian Funeral.
Ideology, rites and funerary practices in the late Middle Ages. Topography of the cemetery areas, type of burials. The funeral in the centuries between XI and XV .
Ideology, rites and funerary practices in the Postmedieval Age. Topography of the cemetery areas, typology of burials and apparatus.
Ideology, rites and funeral practices of the Contemporary Age. Typology of monuments, burials and apparatus
1) The coin in grave, use and meanings between Classical and Contemporary Age.
2) Deviant burials, definition of the issue and recent developments of the debate on unusual and enigmatic funerary contexts.
3) The monumental tombs between the Middle Ages and the Modern Age.
4) Treatment of the bodies and second burial in the modern age between mummification and skeletonization.