Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 14740
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Grauer , A. L.
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  • Title: Life Patterns of Women from Medieval York [The author examined skeletal remains from a poor parish in medieval York to learn more about the demography, health, and life expectancies of women. The author found more women than men in the cemetery and that more women than men died between the ages of 25 and 35. Because women's skeletons showed fewer signs of stressors, the author theorizes that women were less able than men to fight off serious diseases or injuries. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: The Archaeology of Gender: Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Conference of the Archaeological Association of the University of Calgary.  Edited by Dale Walde and Noreen D. Willows.  University of Calgary Archaeology Association, 1991.  Pages 407 - 413.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Archaeology Burials Diseases Gender Human Remains Life Expectancy Mortality York, North Yorkshire, England - Cemetery of St. Helen-on-the-Walls
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 12- 13- 14- 15
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  • Primary Evidence: Human remains; Skeletal remains collected from an excavation of the cemetery of St. Helen-on-the-Walls, York, England. There were over 1014 individual skeletons found, dating from 1100 to 1550 C. E. The author performed two analyses on the remains: paleodemographic and
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  • Table: Six Tables and one graph. Table One Mortality patterns by sex broken down by ages from 20-25 through 55-65. Data provided for number, mortality, survivorship, and life expectancy. Table Two Kolmogorov-Smirnov test for differences between age at death rates by sex. Table Three Percentage of adult males and females in the total population. Table Four Presence of porotic hyperstosis in adults by sex. Table Five Presence of periostitis in adults by sex. Table Six Severity of periostitis by sex. Figure One Bar Graph showing mortality rates by sex at St. Helen-on-the-Walls.
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0889531404
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