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By Traci Ardren

The flood of archaeological paintings in Maya lands has revolutionized our realizing of gender in historic Maya society. The dozen members to this quantity use a variety of methodological strategies—archaeology, bioarchaeology, iconography, ethnohistory, epigraphy, ethnography—to tease out the main points of the lives, activities, and identities of ladies of Mesoamerica. The chapters, such a lot established upon fresh fieldwork in imperative the United States, learn the function of ladies in Maya society, their position within the political hierarchy and lineage constructions, the gendered department of work, and the discrepancy among idealized Mayan womanhood and the day-by-day fact, between different subject matters. In each one case, the complexities and nuances of gender family is highlighted and the constraints of our wisdom stated. those items characterize a huge boost within the figuring out of Maya socioeconomic, political, and cultural life—and the archaeology of gender—and may be of significant curiosity to students and students.

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