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ANSO 207: Archaeology of Sex and Gender

Term: Fall

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: Archaeology Elective, Gender and Sexuality Studies Elective

This course focuses on sex and gender in prehistory and in archaeological theory. This course seeks to reconstruct the lives and roles of women, men, and children in a range of ancient societies, examining the ways that gendered differences have been portrayed in the past and the present and considering how we can approach the study of social identities and relations of power. We will examine how women contributed to subsistence, technological innovation, symbolic and ritual activity, and how they shared in or were denied social, political, and religious authority and power. We will also explore the contributions of women archaeologists and the intellectual history of gender and sexuality studies in anthropological archaeology.

Prerequisites: none.