Gender And The Archaeology Of Death / Edition 1

Gender And The Archaeology Of Death / Edition 1

by Bettina Arnold
     
 

ISBN-10: 075910137X

ISBN-13: 9780759101371

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Burials are places where archaeologists reasonably expect gendered ideologies and practices to play out in the archaeological record. Yet only modest progress has been made in teasing out gender from these mortuary contexts. In this volume, methods for doing so are presented, cases of successful gender theorizing from mortuary data presented, and comparisons made

Overview

Burials are places where archaeologists reasonably expect gendered ideologies and practices to play out in the archaeological record. Yet only modest progress has been made in teasing out gender from these mortuary contexts. In this volume, methods for doing so are presented, cases of successful gender theorizing from mortuary data presented, and comparisons made between European and Americanist traditions in this kind of work. Cases are broad in temporal and geographic scope—from Inuit burials in Alaska and Oneota mortuary rituals to Viking Scandinavia, Neolithic China and Iron Age Britain. Methods for identifying and analyzing gender are suggested for cultures at various levels of social complexity with or without documentary or ethnoarchaeological evidence to assist in the analysis. A volume of great interest for those attempting to develop an archaeology of gender. Visit Bettina Arnold's web page

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759101371
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Series:
Gender and Archaeology Series, #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Gender Ideology and Mortuary Analysis Chapter 3 1. Killing the Female? Archaeological Narratives of Infanticide Chapter 4 2. Life, Death, and the Longhouse: A Gendered View of Oneota Social Organization Chapter 5 3. Gender Studies in Chinese Neolithic Archaeology Part 6 Gender and Power Chapter 7 4. Visible Women Made Invisible: Interpreting Varangian Women in Old Russia Chapter 8 5. The Position of Iron Age Scandinavian Women: Evidence from Graves and Rune Stones Part 9 Gender Roles and the Ambiguity of Signification Chapter 10 6. Gender and Mortuary Analysis: What Can Grave Goods Really Tell Us? Chapter 11 7. Sharing the Load: Gender and Task Division at the Windover Site Chapter 12 8. Grave Goods Do Not a Gender Make: A Case Study from Singen am Hohentwiel, Germany Part 13 Weapons, Women, Warriors Chapter 14 9. Decoding the Gender Bias: Inferences of Atlatls in Female Mortuary Contexts Chapter 15 10. Warfare and Gender in the Northern Plains: 'steological Evidence of Trauma Reconsidered

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