Engendering Archaeology: Women and Prehistory
August 1991, Wiley-Blackwell
Part I: Considerations for an Archaeology of Gender: .
1. Tensions, Pluralities, and Engendering Archaeology: An Introduction to Women and Prehistory: Margaret W. Conkey and Joan M. Gero (University of California at Berkeley and University of South Carolina).
2. Gender Theory and the Archaeological Record: Why is There No Archaeology of Gender?: Alison Wylie (University of Western Ontario).
Part II: Space and Gender Relations: .
3. Contexts of Action, Contexts for Power: Material Culture and Gender in the Magdalenian: Margaret W. Conkey (University of California at Berkeley).
4. Households with Faces: The Challenge of Gender in Prehistoric Architectural Remains: Ruth E. Tringham (University of California at Berkeley).
5. Gender, Space and Food in Prehistory: Christine A. Hastorf (University of Minnesota).
Part III: Material Aspects of Gender Production:.
6. Genderlithics: Women's Role in Stone Tool Production: Joan M. Gero (University of South Carolina).
7. Women's Labor and Pottery Production in Prehistory: Rita P. Wright (University of New York).
8. Weaving and Cooking: Women's Production in Aztec Mexico: Elizabeth Brumfiel (Albion College).
Part IV: Gender and Food Systems:.
9. The Development of Horticulture in the Eastern Woodlands of North America: Women's Role: Patty Jo Watson and Mary C. Kennedy (Washington University).
10. Shellfishing and the Shell Mound Archaic: Cheryl P. Claassen (Appalachian State University).
11. Pounding Acorn: Women's Production as Social and Economic Focus: Thomas Jackson (Biosystems Analysis, Inc.).
Part V: Images of Gender: .
12. Whose Art was Found at Lepenski Vir? Gender Relations and Power in Prehistory: Russell G. Handsman (American Indian Archaeological Institute).
13. Women in a Men's World: Images of Sumerian Women: Susan Pollock (State University of New York at Binghamton).
14. What this All Means: Towards a Feminist Archaeology: Janet D. Spector (University of Minnesota).
Epilogue: Henrietta L. Moore (London School of Economics and University of London).
Margaret W. Conkey is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Californis, at Berkeley.
* Illuminates the central importance of gender to the organization of social life in prehistory, and of gender as an historical process.
* Reveals the important yet previously neglected part that women played in creating the archaeological record and advances a controversial thesis - that women rather than men are responsible for the majority of it.