Feminst Theory: The Missing Link in Archaeology

Author(s): Jason Stolfer

Year: 2017


Historically, archaeology has been viewed in an androcentric way. Minorities, including women, have been essentially invisible. Therefore, the missing link of the feminist view lends itself to telling their stories. The purpose of this poster is to describe key findings of prominent researchers addressing gender issues in the field. Key findings by Deagan (1974, 1983), recognized the importance of gender while studying the Spanish colonies. The archaeologist introduced the St. Augustine Pattern, conveying a new way of thinking in relation to analyzing mixed race populations. Additionally, Conkey (1985), heralded as a pioneer in gender archaeology and feminist anthropology, created a paradigm shift in archaeological interpretation. Furthermore, the groundbreaking research of Spector (1980), pushed the envelope of the feminist perspective through the study of the Dakota people in Little Rapids, Minnesota.

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Feminst Theory: The Missing Link in Archaeology. Jason Stolfer. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429193)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -104.634; min lat: 36.739 ; max long: -80.64; max lat: 49.153 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 15667