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ANTH 492A - Seminar - Archaeology: Gender and Archaeology

  • 3 credits
  • Online

ANTH 492A is a Seminar in Archaeology. In this seminar, we will be examining the topic of gender and archaeology and the ways in which gender can influence interpretations of sites. This is not a course dedicated only to women or feminism. Instead, we wil consider men and intersex individuals as well as women. We will examine gender as a broader topic, as well as ways in which it can contribute to invesigations into subjects such as labor division, subsistence strategies, engendering children and artistic expression. We will also look at how different cultures acfross the glo e defined gender and how this definition appears in the archaeological record.

This course can be applied toward:


Six credits of anthropology.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Ancient Bodies, Ancient Lives: Sex, Gender, and Archaeology (2008)
    Joyce, Rosemary A.
    ISBN: 978-0500287279
  • Gender in Archaeology: Anaylzing Power and Prestige, 2nd Ed. (2004)
    Nelson, Sarah Milledge
    ISBN: 978-0759104969
  • Identity and Subsistence: Gender Strategies for Archaeology (2007)
    Nelson, Sarah Milledge (ed.)
    ISBN: 978-0759111158