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Gender, bioarchaeology and human ontogeny

Sofaer, Joanna (2006) Gender, bioarchaeology and human ontogeny In, Gowland, Rebecca and Knüsel, Christopher (eds.) The Social Archaeology of Funerary Remains. Oxford, UK, Oxbow books pp. 155-167.

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Introduction (Rebecca Gowland and Christopher Knüsel); The intrinsic pattern of preservation of human skeletons and its influence on the interpretation of funerary behaviours (Silvia Bello and Peter Andrews); Pattern in human burial practice (Peter Andrews and Silvia Bello); L'archaeothanatologie ou l'archaeologie de la mort (Henri Duday); Neolithic burial taphonomy, ritual, and interpretation in Britain and Ireland: a review (Jessica Beckett and John Robb); Cremation ... the cheap option? (Jacqueline I McKinley); Companions in death: the roles of animals in Anglo-Saxon and Viking cremation rituals in Britain (Julie M Bond and Fay L Worley); La Tène dietary variation in Central Europe: A stable isotope study of human skeletal remains from Bohemia (John Le Huray, Holger Schutkowski, Mike Richards); Immigrants on the Isle of Lewis - combining traditional funerary and modern isotope evidence to investigate social differentiation, migration and dietary change in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland (Janet Montgomery and Jane A Evans); Ageing the past: examining age identity from funerary evidence (Rebecca Gowland); Gender, bioarchaeology and human ontogeny (Joanna R Sofaer); The gendered skeleton: anthropological interpretations of the bony pelvis (Pamela K Stone and Dana Walrath); The osteology of monasticism in Mediaeval England (Simon Mays); Text, space and the evidence of human remains in English Late Medieval and Tudor disease culture: some problems and possibilities (Isla Fay); 'Of no more use to men than in ages before?': the Investiture Contest as a model for funerary interpretation (Christopher J Knüsel); Skeletal evidence and contexts of violence in the European Mesolithic and Neolithic (Rick Schulting); Beneath the façade: A skeletal model of domestic violence (Shannon Novak); Fragmentation of the body: comestibles, compost, or customary rite? (Christopher J Knüsel and Alan Outram); Altering identities: body modifications and the pre-Columbian Maya (Pamela L Geller); The living dead and the dead living: burials, figurines and social performance in the European Mid Upper Palaeolithic (Paul B Pettitt).

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Published date: 2006
Keywords: sex, gender, bioarchaeology, ontogeny


Local EPrints ID: 43314
ISBN: 1842172115
PURE UUID: 98915df5-0e3e-44ed-b5ac-6de8e09dd73c

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Date deposited: 22 Jan 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:19

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Author: Joanna Sofaer
Editor: Rebecca Gowland
Editor: Christopher Knüsel

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