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Dig Until You Find Blood: A Spatial Investigation of Menstrual Seclusion Practice at Deir el-Medina (2019)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Anne Sherfield.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Ethnographic investigations into menstrual seclusion practices worldwide show that investigating these behaviors is not only fruitful, but also integral in understanding a community’s ideology and social structuring. Texts dating to the New Kingdom and Demotic periods suggest that ancient Egyptians engaged in a menstrual seclusion practice that included a...