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Archaeological Anthropology

Totem: The University of Western Ontario Journal of Anthropology

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The Creation Of Female Origin Myth: A Critical Analysis Of Gender In The Archaeology Of Neolithic China, Shu Xin Chen Jul 2014

The Creation Of Female Origin Myth: A Critical Analysis Of Gender In The Archaeology Of Neolithic China, Shu Xin Chen

Totem: The University of Western Ontario Journal of Anthropology

This essay explores and critiques the creation of female origin myths in the archaeology of Neolithic China. The first example is the debate surrounding the gender relations in the Yangshao culture. The second half of the paper focuses on whether or not the possible goddess worship in the Hongshan culture can shed light on the understanding of women. It concludes by stating this kind of gynocentric archaeology does not provide an accurate picture of gender in Neolithic China, or propel the feminist agenda.


Excavating Zion: Archaeology And Nation-Making In Palestine/Israel, Peige Desjarlais Apr 2013

Excavating Zion: Archaeology And Nation-Making In Palestine/Israel, Peige Desjarlais

Totem: The University of Western Ontario Journal of Anthropology

This paper demonstrates that archaeological discourse and practice in Palestine/Israel is intertwined with a nation-making project of settler colonialism that contains both spatial and temporal dimensions. This project primarily serves to invent a link between the ancient Israelite past and the modern Israeli state, presenting colonization as “return” to “the homeland” through familiar narratives of frontier settlement. This article proposes that Israeli archaeological practices not only help to reproduce these narratives, but also participate in the inscription of the national territory as Jewish, and the consequent dispossession of the Palestinians


Thule Palaeopathology: The Health Concerns Of An Arctic Lifestyle, Katherine Bishop Jun 2011

Thule Palaeopathology: The Health Concerns Of An Arctic Lifestyle, Katherine Bishop

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No abstract provided.


Community Archaeology: The Kitikmeot Heritage Society's Iqaluktuuq Project, Sean Stoughton Jun 2011

Community Archaeology: The Kitikmeot Heritage Society's Iqaluktuuq Project, Sean Stoughton

Totem: The University of Western Ontario Journal of Anthropology

No abstract provided.