New PDF release: Ancient Maya Women (Gender and Archaeology)

By Traci Ardren

The flood of archaeological paintings in Maya lands has revolutionized our knowing of gender in historical Maya society. The dozen individuals to this quantity use quite a lot of methodological strategies—archaeology, bioarchaeology, iconography, ethnohistory, epigraphy, ethnography—to tease out the main points of the lives, activities, and identities of girls of Mesoamerica. The chapters, so much dependent upon contemporary fieldwork in valuable the US, study the position of girls in Maya society, their position within the political hierarchy and lineage buildings, the gendered department of work, and the discrepancy among idealized Mayan womanhood and the day-by-day truth, between different themes. In every one case, the complexities and nuances of gender kin is highlighted and the constraints of our wisdom stated. those items signify a massive improve within the knowing of Maya socioeconomic, political, and cultural life—and the archaeology of gender—and might be of significant curiosity to students and students.

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