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Are All Warriors Male

Are All Warriors Male Author Katheryn M. Linduff
ISBN-10 9781461647508
Release 2008-03-13
Pages 296
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This collection of original essays presents an in-depth look at the archaeology of the Eurasian steppe—from China to Europe—and the evidence of gender roles in ancient nomadic societies.



Bioarchaeology of Women and Children in Times of War

Bioarchaeology of Women and Children in Times of War Author Debra L. Martin
ISBN-10 9783319483962
Release 2017-02-13
Pages 187
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This volume will examine the varied roles that women and children play in period of warfare, which in most cases deviate from their perceived role as noncombatants. Using social theory about the nature of sex, gender and age in thinking about vulnerabilities to different groups during warfare, this collection of studies focuses on the broader impacts of war both during warfare but also long after the conflict is over. The volume will show that during periods of violence and warfare, many suffer beyond those individuals directly involved in battle. From pre-Hispanic Peru to Ming dynasty Mongolia to the Civil War-era United States to the present, warfare has been and is a public health disaster, particularly for women and children. Individuals and populations suffer from displacement, sometimes permanently, due to loss of food and resources and an increased risk of contracting communicable diseases, which results from the poor conditions and tight spaces present in most refugee camps, ancient and modern. Bioarchaeology can provide a more nuanced lens through which to examine the effects of warfare on life, morbidity, and mortality, bringing individuals not traditionally considered by studies of warfare and prolonged violence into focus. Inclusion of these groups in discussions of warfare can increase our understanding of not only the biological but also the social meaning and costs of warfare.



Gender Through Time in the Ancient Near East

Gender Through Time in the Ancient Near East Author Diane Bolger
ISBN-10 0759110921
Release 2008
Pages 373
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This is the first book to consider issues of gender and social identity across a broad temporal and geographical range of civilizations in the ancient Near East.



Handbook of Postcolonial Archaeology

Handbook of Postcolonial Archaeology Author Jane Lydon
ISBN-10 9781315427676
Release 2016-07-01
Pages 525
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This essential handbook explores the relationship between the postcolonial critique and the field of archaeology, a discipline that developed historically in conjunction with European colonialism and imperialism. In aiding the movement to decolonize the profession, the contributors to this volume—themselves from six continents and many representing indigenous and minority communities and disadvantaged countries—suggest strategies to strip archaeological theory and practice of its colonial heritage and create a discipline sensitive to its inherent inequalities. Summary articles review the emergence of the discipline of archaeology in conjunction with colonialism, critique the colonial legacy evident in continuing archaeological practice around the world, identify current trends, and chart future directions in postcolonial archaeological research. Contributors provide a synthesis of research, thought, and practice on their topic. The articles embrace multiple voices and case study approaches, and have consciously aimed to recognize the utility of comparative work and interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the past. This is a benchmark volume for the study of the contemporary politics, practice, and ethics of archaeology. Sponsored by the World Archaeological Congress



Social Bioarchaeology

Social Bioarchaeology Author Sabrina C. Agarwal
ISBN-10 144439052X
Release 2011-03-21
Pages 496
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Illustrates new methodological directions in analyzing human social and biological variation Offers a wide array of research on past populations around the globe Explains the central features of bioarchaeological research by key researchers and established experts around the world



The Amazons

The Amazons Author Adrienne Mayor
ISBN-10 9781400865130
Release 2014-09-22
Pages 536
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Amazons—fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world—were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled in their victory over a powerful Amazon army. In historical times, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander the Great, and the Roman general Pompey tangled with Amazons. But just who were these bold barbarian archers on horseback who gloried in fighting, hunting, and sexual freedom? Were Amazons real? In this deeply researched, wide-ranging, and lavishly illustrated book, National Book Award finalist Adrienne Mayor presents the Amazons as they have never been seen before. This is the first comprehensive account of warrior women in myth and history across the ancient world, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Great Wall of China. Mayor tells how amazing new archaeological discoveries of battle-scarred female skeletons buried with their weapons prove that women warriors were not merely figments of the Greek imagination. Combining classical myth and art, nomad traditions, and scientific archaeology, she reveals intimate, surprising details and original insights about the lives and legends of the women known as Amazons. Provocatively arguing that a timeless search for a balance between the sexes explains the allure of the Amazons, Mayor reminds us that there were as many Amazon love stories as there were war stories. The Greeks were not the only people enchanted by Amazons—Mayor shows that warlike women of nomadic cultures inspired exciting tales in ancient Egypt, Persia, India, Central Asia, and China. Driven by a detective's curiosity, Mayor unearths long-buried evidence and sifts fact from fiction to show how flesh-and-blood women of the Eurasian steppes were mythologized as Amazons, the equals of men. The result is likely to become a classic.



Social Complexity in Prehistoric Eurasia

Social Complexity in Prehistoric Eurasia Author Bryan K. Hanks
ISBN-10 9780521517126
Release 2009-08-31
Pages 417
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Challenges current interpretations of social and cultural change in prehistoric Eurasia, through a thematic investigation of archaeological patterns.



The Urals and Western Siberia in the Bronze and Iron Ages

The Urals and Western Siberia in the Bronze and Iron Ages Author Ludmila Koryakova
ISBN-10 9781139461658
Release 2014-03-24
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This book is the first synthesis of the archaeology of the Urals and Western Siberia. It presents a comprehensive overview of the late prehistoric cultures of these regions, which are of key importance for the understanding of long-term changes in Eurasia. At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, the Urals and Western Siberia are characterized by great environmental and cultural diversity which is reflected in the variety and richness of their archaeological sites. Based on the latest achievements of Russian archaeologists, this study demonstrates the temporal and geographical range of its subjects starting with a survey of the chronological sequence from the late fourth millennium BC to the early first millennium AD. Recent discoveries contribute to an understanding of issues such as the development of Eurasian metallurgy, technological and ritual innovations, pastoral nomadism and its role in Eurasian interactions, and major sociocultural fluctuations of the Bronze and Iron Ages.



Warrior Women

Warrior Women Author Jeannine Davis-Kimball
ISBN-10 0446679836
Release 2003-02-01
Pages 288
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Davis-Kimball weaves science, mythology and mystical cultures into a bold new historical tapestry of female warriors, heroines and leaders who have been left out of the history books-- until now.



The Horse the Wheel and Language

The Horse  the Wheel  and Language Author David W. Anthony
ISBN-10 9780691148182
Release 2010-08-15
Pages 568
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Roughly half the world's population speaks languages derived from a shared linguistic source known as Proto-Indo-European. But who were the early speakers of this ancient mother tongue, and how did they manage to spread it around the globe? Until now their identity has remained a tantalizing mystery to linguists, archaeologists, and even Nazis seeking the roots of the Aryan race. The Horse, the Wheel, and Language lifts the veil that has long shrouded these original Indo-European speakers, and reveals how their domestication of horses and use of the wheel spread language and transformed civilization. Linking prehistoric archaeological remains with the development of language, David Anthony identifies the prehistoric peoples of central Eurasia's steppe grasslands as the original speakers of Proto-Indo-European, and shows how their innovative use of the ox wagon, horseback riding, and the warrior's chariot turned the Eurasian steppes into a thriving transcontinental corridor of communication, commerce, and cultural exchange. He explains how they spread their traditions and gave rise to important advances in copper mining, warfare, and patron-client political institutions, thereby ushering in an era of vibrant social change. Anthony also describes his fascinating discovery of how the wear from bits on ancient horse teeth reveals the origins of horseback riding. The Horse, the Wheel, and Language solves a puzzle that has vexed scholars for two centuries--the source of the Indo-European languages and English--and recovers a magnificent and influential civilization from the past.



Western Chou Civilization

Western Chou Civilization Author Zhuoyun Xu
ISBN-10 0300037724
Release 1988
Pages 421
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The Beginnings of Metallurgy in China

The Beginnings of Metallurgy in China Author Katheryn M. Linduff
ISBN-10 0773478531
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 435
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This text covers the early experimentation with metals and alloys and on production of metal artifacts which helps to understand the emergence of early Chinese civilization. The materials presented here should alter the view that Chinese society developed in a vacuum and that dynastic China was the exclusive making of local cultures in the Yellow River Valley.



War and Gender

War and Gender Author Joshua S. Goldstein
ISBN-10 0521001803
Release 2003-07-17
Pages 523
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Includes statistics.



Nomads of the Eurasian Steppes in the Early Iron Age

Nomads of the Eurasian Steppes in the Early Iron Age Author Jeannine Davis-Kimball
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105018281340
Release 1995-01-01
Pages 403
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Gender and the archaeology of death

Gender and the archaeology of death Author Bettina Arnold
ISBN-10 UOM:39015053136613
Release 2001
Pages 203
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Edited volume on what archaeological mortuary analysis can tell researchers about gender relations in the ancient world.



New Books on Women Gender and Feminism

New Books on Women  Gender and Feminism Author
ISBN-10 UCBK:C098759700
Release 2008
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New Books on Women and Feminism

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ISBN-10 OSU:32435081500779
Release 2008
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