Title

Domesticating gender: Neolithic patterns from the southern Levant

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Source Publication

Journal of Anthropological Archaeology

Abstract

This paper examines the extant evidence regarding gender reconstructions and relations for the Neolithic of the southern Levant of southwest Asia. Data from human skeletal remains, mortuary contexts, architecture, and figurative art provide the empirical bases for a broad assessment of gender in the realms of productive labor, social organization, and ideology. Overall, little evidence is found to support that Neolithic societies in this region were organized hierarchically in terms of gender.

Comments

Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp 249-264 (September 2010). DOI: 10.1016/j.jaa.2010.03.002