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Hey Girl, I See You: Identifying Women Within Household Assemblages

Author(s): Cori Rich

Year: 2017

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I was inspired by the work of Dr. Elizabeth Scott and her ability to shed light onto underrepresented, often invisible, groups of people. This paper looks into the shadows of our past in an attempt to better understand women of different ethnicities and classes. Using ceramic assemblages and women’s activity related materials, I examine how class and ethnicity can impact women’s visibility within the archaeological record. Analysis of this data shows distinct differences between women’s activities and visibility when comparing those of the upper class with those of the middle, and lower classes. However, parallels are seen in the assemblages of both the middle and lower classes.  Don’t worry ladies, we see you.

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Hey Girl, I See You: Identifying Women Within Household Assemblages. Cori Rich. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435354)


Temporal Keywords
18th Century

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 297

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America