Ancient Maya Women (Gender and Archaeology) by Traci Ardren

By Traci Ardren

The flood of archaeological paintings in Maya lands has revolutionized our figuring out of gender in historic Maya society. The dozen individuals to this quantity use quite a lot of methodological strategies—archaeology, bioarchaeology, iconography, ethnohistory, epigraphy, ethnography—to tease out the main points of the lives, activities, and identities of ladies of Mesoamerica. The chapters, such a lot established upon fresh fieldwork in crucial the United States, research the function of girls in Maya society, their position within the political hierarchy and lineage constructions, the gendered department of work, and the discrepancy among idealized Mayan womanhood and the day-by-day fact, between different themes. In every one case, the complexities and nuances of gender kinfolk is highlighted and the constraints of our wisdom stated. those items characterize a huge strengthen within the knowing of Maya socioeconomic, political, and cultural life—and the archaeology of gender—and might be of significant curiosity to students and students.

Show description

Read Online or Download Ancient Maya Women (Gender and Archaeology) PDF

Similar archaeology books

Archaeological Conservation Using Polymers: Practical Applications for Organic Artifact Stabilization (Texas A&M University Anthropology Series)

Through the years, archaeologists have built a few options for protecting historic artifacts for destiny generations. besides those concepts, researchers have built a sequence of moral ideas for treating fabrics in a fashion that enables them to be not just saw and analyzed for the current, but additionally in re-studied sooner or later.

A History of Egypt from the End of the Neolithic Period to the Death of Cleopatra VII B.C. 30 (Routledge Revivals): Vol. VIII: Egypt Under the Ptolemies and Cleopatra VII: 8

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was once Keeper of the British Museum’s division of oriental antiquities from 1894 till his retirement in 1924. accomplishing many missions to Egypt looking for historical items, Budge used to be highly winning in gathering papyri, statues and different artefacts for the trustees of the British Museum: numbering into the millions and of serious cultural and old importance.

Ur: The City of the Moon God (Archaeological Histories)

The traditional Mesoptamian urban of Ur used to be a Sumerian urban nation which flourished as a centre of exchange and civilisation among 2800–2000 BCE. even if, within the fresh prior it suffered from the disastrous Gulf warfare and from overlook. It nonetheless is still a effective image for individuals of all faiths and should have a massive function to play sooner or later.

New Developments in the Bioarchaeology of Care: Further Case Studies and Expanded Theory (Bioarchaeology and Social Theory)

New advancements within the Bioarchaeology of Care evaluates, refines and expands latest ideas and practices within the constructing box of bioarchaeological examine into health-related care provision long ago. facts in human is still that shows somebody survived with, or following, a significant pathology indicates this individual probably bought a few type of care from others.

Extra resources for Ancient Maya Women (Gender and Archaeology)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.75 of 5 – based on 46 votes