Gender and Archaeology - Gender and Archaeology Diane C....

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Gender and Archaeology Diane C. Freedman
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Archaeology Challenges to a Gendered Archaeology Recognize and eliminate biases from our own cultural assumptions Include gender theory Make explicit inferences about men and women in prehistory Change the practice of archaeology to focus on gender questions
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Archaeology The Upper Paleolithic The great cave paintings of Europe date to Upper Paleolithic times This is the time period in which modern behavior becomes apparent in the archaeological record. It began about 40,000 years ago and ended about 12,000 years ago.
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Lascaux "Cave Painting, Lascaux," Microsoft (R) Encarta. Copyright (c) 1993 Microsoft Corporation. Copyright (c) 1993 Funk & Wagnall's Corporation Bridgeman Art Library This portion of a cave painting in what is now Lascaux, France, was done by Paleolithic artists about 17,000 bc. The leaping cow and group of small horses were painted with red and yellow ochre that was either blown through reeds onto the wall or mixed with animal fat and applied with reeds or thistles.
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Archaeology Upper Paleolithic Characteristics Look for improvements on earlier patterns in these areas: stone tools range of plants and animals eaten habitation sites and shelters types of raw materials used symbolic communication
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Broad spectrum revolution in food quest Shift from megafauna such as mammoth to cows, horses, bison & deer
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