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Sexual Revolutions Gender and Labor at the Dawn of Agriculture

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ISBN-10: 0759102570

ISBN-13: 9780759102576

Edition: 2002

Authors: Jane Peterson

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Description:

The change from the hunting-gathering lifestyle to one dependent on farming constituted a revolutionary event in the human career. This study of the historical sexual division of labour uses the southern Levant of West Asia as a case study and seeks to shatter assumptions about women's work.
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Book details

List price: $44.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 9/18/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

List of Figures and Tables
Foreword
Acknowledgments
An Investigation of Labor Patterns
Work Patterns and Sexual Divisions: Historical Background
Social Models in Archaeology: Past and Future
Sex and Gender Terminology
Study Area and Chronology
Organization
Archaeological Evidence from the Southern Levant
Natufian Period
Pre-Pottery Neolithic Period
Pottery Neolithic Period
Chalcolithic Period
Early Bronze I Period
Conclusion
Markers of Occupational Stress
Historical Overview
Structural Changes
Joint Modification
Trauma
Tooth Wear, Dental Trauma, and Caries
Musculoskeletal Stress Markers
Conclusion
Previous Skeletal Studies from the Levant
Extant Studies
Chronological Summary
Conclusion
New Musculoskeletal Stress Markers
Materials
Methods
Analytical Techniques
Natufian Results
Neolithic Results
Early Bronze I Results
Diachronic Results
Conclusion
Modeling Changing Labor Scenarios
Integrating MSM with Previous Activity Reconstructions
Activities and Performance Spaces
Models of Sexual Labor Changes with the Advent of Farming
An Engendered Model
Conclusion
References
Index
About the Author