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Cornell University    
  Feb 25, 2018
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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ANTHR 6269 - [Gender and Age in Archaeology]

(crosslisted) ARKEO 6269 , FGSS 6700  
Fall. Next offered 2019-2020. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Co-meets with ANTHR 3269 /ARKEO 3269 /FGSS 3700 .

N. Russell.

In recent years, feminist theory has begun to have an impact on archaeological thought. It is now recognized that gender is likely to have been a relevant dimension of social organization in past societies. Some archaeologists are also trying to take into account the differing interests and experiences of children, adults of reproductive age, and the elderly. This course will not be limited to any period or geographical area, but will range widely in examining how feminist theory has been applied to archaeological data and models. We will consider whether it is necessary to identify women and men, adults and children in the archaeological record in order to take gender and age into account. We will also examine the uses of archaeological data by contemporary feminists.

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