Gender in African Prehistory / Edition 1

Gender in African Prehistory / Edition 1

by Susan Kent
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761989684

ISBN-13: 9780761989684

Pub. Date: 01/21/1998

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Gender in African Prehistory provides methods and theories for delineating and discussing prehistoric gender relations and their change through time. Sites studied range from Egypt to South Africa and Ghana to Tanzania, while time periods span the Stone Age to the period just prior to colonialization.

Author Biography: Susan Kent is Professor of Anthropology at

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Gender in African Prehistory provides methods and theories for delineating and discussing prehistoric gender relations and their change through time. Sites studied range from Egypt to South Africa and Ghana to Tanzania, while time periods span the Stone Age to the period just prior to colonialization.

Author Biography: Susan Kent is Professor of Anthropology at Old Dominion University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761989684
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
01/21/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1Gender and Prehistory in Africa9
Ch. 2Resolving the Past: Gender in the Stone Age Archaeological Record of the Western Cape25
Ch. 3Invisible Gender - Invisible Foragers: Southern African Hunter-Gatherer Spatial Patterning and the Archaeological Record39
Ch. 4The Invisible Meat Providers: Women in the Stone Age of South Africa69
Ch. 5Just a Formality: The Presence of Fancy Projectile Points in a Basic Tool Assemblage83
Ch. 6Social Variability Among Holocene Saharan Groups: How to Recognize Gender105
Ch. 7Gender and Early Pastoralists in East Africa115
Ch. 8Reading Gender in the Ancient Iron Technology of Africa139
Ch. 9Gendered Technologies and Gendered Activities in the Interlacustrine Early Iron Age163
Ch. 10Engendered Spaces Bodily Practices in the Iron Age of Southern African179
Ch. 11Men and Women in a Market Economy: Gender and Craft Production in West Central Ghana c. 1775-1995205
Ch. 12Daughters of Cattle: The Significance of Herding in the Growth of Complex Societies in Southern Africa Between the 10th and 15th Centuries AD227
Ch. 13A Consideration of Gender Relations in the Late Iron Age "Sotho" Sequence of the Western Highveld, South Africa235
Ch. 14Toward an Archaeology of Gender in Africa261
Ch. 15Views of Gender in African Prehistory from a Middle Eastern Perspective279
Ch. 16Reflections on Gender Studies in African and Asian Archaeology285
Bibliography295
About the Authors343
Index349

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