ANTHROP 1AA3 Lecture 6: Lecture 5.docx

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Engendering archaeology: how can we investigate gender in the past: look for evidence of gender roles and gender relations to help us understand gender constructs, not just what did males vs. females do? , how did gender affect social dynamics in past society? (eg. economic, what contributions did men vs. women make in past societies. 200 people living in it: occupied continuously for 4000 years, between 9 13k years ago, earliest forms of farming, evidence of a transition from hunting/gathering lifestyle to farming started to move around less, transition causes changes in bone structures between men & women: human remains were found and anthros found a distinction in their bones. Aztec society (mexico: gender bias in spanish colonial records underestimated value and extent of women"s work, spanish people came into contact with aztec society, they had an assumption that women did domestic chores, however, anthros found that women occupied important roles like priests, doctors, sorcerers and weavers (engaging in trade)

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