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Ref ID: 25219
Ref Type: Book Section in a Series
Authors: Bumsted, M. Pamela
Booker, Jane E.
Barnes, Ramon M.
Boutton, Thomas W.
Armelagos, George J.
Lerman, Juan Carlos
Brendel, Klaus
Title: Recognizing Women in the Archeological Record
Date: 1990
Source: Powers of Observation: Alternative Views in Archeology
Publisher: American Anthropological Association
Abstract: Primary sexual characteristics are usually absent in the archeological record. The recovered secondary sex markers in bone morphology or mortuary context reflect the lifelong integrated biocultural experience of the individual man or woman. Internal patterns of variability within and between sexes can be recognized but are too frequently masked by traditional descriptive and univariate analyses. Fortunately, a detailed picture of life experience is gained by analyzing chemical composition (isotopic and elemental) of hard tissues using an analytical anthropology approach and by examining the variation in novel ways.
Date Created: 8/6/2019
Editors: Nelson, Sarah M.
Kehoe, Alice B.
Number: 2
Page Start: 89
Page End: 102
Series Editor: Clark, G. A.
Series Title: Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association