Gender and the Archaeology of Death

Gender and the Archaeology of Death

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Gender and the Archaeology of Death by Bettina Arnold

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: 9780759117037
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 06/26/2001
Series: Gender and Archaeology , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

Bettina Arnold teaches anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and Nancy L. Wicker is in the Art Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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