Gender in Earlier Bronze Age Ireland and Scotland

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Abstract

Gender has long been recognized as an important structuring agent in Bronze Age communities across Europe. A strong impression of binary gender emerges from some Early Bronze Age cemeteries, and models of social organization developed from this evidence have greatly influenced understandings of gender across the continent. This article focuses on two regions with more equivocal evidence: Ireland and Scotland, where idiosyncratic practices characterize individual cemeteries alongside wider trends. Expressions of gender varied in radical ways between different communities, and this cannot be captured or explained by the current grand narratives for the European Bronze Age. Instead, the author argues that gender could be subtle, contextual, and of varying importance to individual communities at different times, not necessarily a common feature unifying the European Bronze Age.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEuropean Journal of Archaeology
Vol/bind26
Nummer1
Sider (fra-til)19-38
Antal sider20
ISSN1461-9571
DOI
StatusUdgivet - feb. 2023

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