Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 5227
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  • Title: Skeletal Sex and Gender in Merovingian Mortuary Archaeology
  • Source: Antiquity 74, 285 (September 2000): Pages 632 - 639.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Archaeology Gender Grave Goods Human Remains Merovingian Kingdoms Physical Anthropology Sexing Human Remains
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 5- 6- 7- 8
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  • Illustrations: Two figures. Figure One Illustration of early twentieth-century expectations of a fifth and sixth centuries Frankish male and female burial (Boulanger, "Le mobilier funéraire gallo-romain et Franc en Picardie et en Artois," Plate 36). Figure Two Boulanger's idealized drawing of the burial dress of a Frankish man and woman in the seventh and eighth centuries (Plate 50).
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  • Abstract: Since the late 19th century, archaeologists have used a binary model of male- and female-associated artefacts to sex skeletons in Merovingian cemeteries. Because the extent of the bias in artefactual sexing is unknown, testing the accuracy of current techniques requires the independent application of osteological and DNA analysis human remains [Reproduced by permission of the author].
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
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