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Archaeology and Women: Ancient and Modern Issues
Hamilton, Sue, Ruth Whitehouse and Katherine Wright, editors

Walnut Creek, Calif.: Left Coast Press, 2007 pp. 413. $34.95


Description: Archaeology and Women draws together from a variety of angles work currently being done within a contemporary framework on women in archaeology. One section of this collection of original articles addresses the historical and contemporary roles of women in the discipline. Another attempts to link contemporary archaeological theory and practice to work on women and gender in other fields. Finally, this volume presents a wide diversity of theoretical approaches and methods of study of women in the ancient world, representing a cross section of work being carried out today under the broad banner of gender archaeology. The geographical and chronological range of the contributions is also wide, from Southeast Asia and South America to Western Asia, Egypt and Europe, from Great Britain to Greece, and from 10,000 years ago to the recent past. An ideal sampler for courses dealing with women and archaeology.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Archaeology

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Review by Friedrich T. Schipper
Published 1/19/2010
Citation: Friedrich T. Schipper, review of Sue Hamilton, Ruth D. Whitehouse, and Katherine I. Wright, eds., Archaeology and Women: Ancient and Modern Issues, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).


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