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

By Traci Ardren

The flood of archaeological paintings in Maya lands has revolutionized our realizing of gender in historical Maya society. The dozen participants 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, such a lot established upon contemporary fieldwork in critical the USA, research the function of ladies 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 fact, between different issues. In each one case, the complexities and nuances of gender kinfolk is highlighted and the constraints of our wisdom stated. those items characterize an incredible improve within the knowing of Maya socioeconomic, political, and cultural life—and the archaeology of gender—and should be of significant curiosity to students and students.

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