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Understanding gendered activities from surface collections: an analysis of the Parker Farm and Carman Iroquoian sites

Willison, Megan (2013) Understanding gendered activities from surface collections: an analysis of the Parker Farm and Carman Iroquoian sites. Undergraduate Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This thesis involves studying Iroquois female and male complementary tasks through the use of surface collection materials from two prehistoric Cayuga sites, Parker Farm and Carman. These economic behaviors, as primarily dictated via societal gender norms, are analyzed in regards to their spatial location in order to showcase economic activity areas and create a broader conception of how the Iroquois utilized their local landscape for daily, seasonal, and yearly projects. Systematic surface collections of lithics, pottery, and bone at both sites are employed to provide intra-site and inter-site comparisons of economic activities. This research has implications for understanding the spatial dynamics of gendered tasks at Iroquois sites and the nature of site occupation.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
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TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Thesis AdvisorAllen, Kathleenkmallen@pitt.eduKMALLEN
Committee MemberEngelbrecht,
Committee MemberBermann, Marcbermarc@pitt.eduBERMARC
Committee MemberRichardson, JamesRichardsonJ@CarnegieMNH.Org
Date: 18 December 2013
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 14 November 2013
Approval Date: 18 December 2013
Submission Date: 5 December 2013
Access Restriction: 5 year -- Restrict access to University of Pittsburgh for a period of 5 years.
Number of Pages: 89
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Anthropology
David C. Frederick Honors College
Degree: BPhil - Bachelor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Undergraduate Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: gendered archaeology, Iroquois archaeology
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2013 20:53
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2018 06:15


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