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Archaeology and Women: Ancient and Modern Issues

Archaeology and Women: Ancient and Modern Issues

by Sue Hamilton
     
 

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Archaeology and Women draws together from a variety of angles work currently being done within a contemporary framework on women in archaeology. One section of this collection of original articles addresses the historical and contemporary roles of women in the discipline. Another attempts to link contemporary archaeological theory and practice to work on women and

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Archaeology and Women draws together from a variety of angles work currently being done within a contemporary framework on women in archaeology. One section of this collection of original articles addresses the historical and contemporary roles of women in the discipline. Another attempts to link contemporary archaeological theory and practice to work on women and gender in other fields. Finally, this volume presents a wide diversity of theoretical approaches and methods of study of women in the ancient world, representing a cross section of work being carried out today under the broad banner of gender archaeology. The geographical and chronological range of the contributions is also wide, from Southeast Asia and South America to Western Asia, Egypt and Europe, from Great Britain to Greece, and from 10,000 years ago to the recent past. An ideal sampler for courses dealing with women and archaeology.

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"The three editors (women from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London) present 17 essays dealing with issues of modern female archaeologists as well as archaeological discourse on women in antiquity. Topics include whether gender archaeology and archaeology of women should both be studied, the women excavators of El-Wad Cave in Palestine, women and the emergence of urban society in Mesopotamia, and what asexual figurines in the Neolithic period in the Aegean represented in comparison to those with a distinguishable gender." —Book News, Inc.

"Historians of archaeology will find the papers on the work of Winifred Lamb, Marija Gimbutas, and the three women excavators of El-Wad Cave in 1929 useful. Valuable for college and university libraries supporting degree programs in anthropology, archaeology, museum studies, and women's studies. Summing up: Recommended. " - R.B.M. Ridinger, CHOICE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598742244
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/15/2006
Series:
UNIV COL LONDON INST ARCH PUB Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Ruth Whitehouse is emeritus professor of prehistory, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, and an expert on gender in prehistory.Sue Hamilton is Reader in Later European Prehistory at University College London and author of numerous articles on aspects of the British and European Bronze and Iron Ages, gendered and sensory landscapes, and archaeological practice. She has conducted fieldwork in southern Britain, France, and Italy. She is co-editor of the book Archaeology and Women.Katherine I. Wright is Lecturer in Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. She studied archaeology, anthropology and Near Eastern languages and history at Yale University. Her research centres primarily on Neolithic and Bronze Age societies of western Asia, with emphasis on problems in social organisation, the emergence of social hierarchies, food processing, dress and the body, ground stone technologies, and stone bead making. She has been involved in research in Jordan, Syria and Turkey.

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