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Archaeology of Gender in Mesoamerican Societies

Rosemary A. Joyce.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology

September 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology by Region; Gender and Sexuality. 4213 words.

This article reviews studies on the archaeology of gender in Mesoamerica. Critical advances in the archaeology of gender in Mesoamerica include explorations of how status and age...

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Class and Ethnicity in Ancient Mesoamerica

Elizabeth M. Brumfiel and Cynthia Robin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology

September 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology by Region; Race and Ethnicity. 4908 words.

This article discusses notions of class and ethnicity in ancient Mesoamerica. Class differences in Mesoamerica were papered over by the inclusion of individuals of varying social statuses...

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The Construction of an Identity and the Politics of Remembering

Carmen A. Laguer Díaz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeology

March 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of North America; Race and Ethnicity. 4644 words.

This article examines nation building and its perpetuation through social memory and social identity theory to understand how it affects, and is affected by, the politics surrounding...

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Edward Burnett Tylor

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — Archaeology.

(1832–1917) [Bi]

English banker and businessman who became interested in anthropology as a result of a casual contact with Henry Christy. He became reader in anthropology at the...

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Ethnography

Kent Fowler.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Ceramic Analysis

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeological Methodology and Techniques; Race and Ethnicity. 7615 words.

The chapter discusses the contributions of ethnographic research to study of ceramic manufacturing practices in past societies. Ethnoarchaeology and material culture studies are identified...

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From Ethnohistory to Ethnogenesis

David Robinson.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers

April 2014; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Race and Ethnicity. 8790 words.

Comparing the hunter-gatherers of California and the Great Basin illustrates enormous differences between the two regions in terms of indigenous society and the types of issues...

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Gender and Aztec Life Cycles

Caroline Dodds Pennock.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Aztecs

January 2017; p ublished online December 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology by Region; Gender and Sexuality. 4198 words.

Aztec culture has often been regarded as patriarchal but, although men controlled many traditional markers of influence in Tenochtitlan, women were powerful and effective figures,...

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Hunter-Gatherer Gender and Identity

Robert Jarvenpa and Hetty Jo Brumbach.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers

April 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Race and Ethnicity; Gender and Sexuality. 11877 words.

Genetic and archaeological evidence indicates that South Asia was one of the world's most densely populated geographic regions in the Late Pleistocene. Genetic coalescence ages point to the...

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Identity

Katelijn Vandorpe.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

June 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of the Near East; Egyptian Archaeology; Race and Ethnicity. 8663 words.

This article discusses identity in Roman Egypt, covering collective identities, state identity, social classes and legal categories, shifts in collective identity, gender, ethnicity and...

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The Jews in Roman Egypt

Andrew Harker.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

June 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of the Near East; Egyptian Archaeology; Race and Ethnicity. 6309 words.

This article examines the status, history, and development of the Jewish communities in Alexandria and Egypt during the Roman period, using the evidence from literary writings of Philo and...

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