Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7601
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Lucy , S.J.
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  • Title: Housewives, Warriors, and Slaves? Sex and Gender in Anglo-Saxon Burials [based on a study of two Yorkshire cemeteries, the author questions the traditional assumption of sex based on grave good assemblages of either jewelry or weapons; urges a more nuanced analysis that takes social relations, symbolism, and cultural affiliations into consideration as well as gender].
  • Source: Invisible People and Processes: Writing Gender and Childhood into European Archaeology.  Edited by Jenny Moore and Eleanor Scott.  Leicester University Press, 1997.  Pages 150 - 168.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Archaeology Burials Cemeteries Gender Grave Goods Jewelry Weapons Yorkshire, East Riding, England
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 5-6
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  • Illustrations: Seven figures. Figure One Map showing locations of early Anglo-Saxon cemeteries in East Yorkshire. Figure Two Chart of grave goods at Sewerbury. Figure Three Drawings of jewelry from burials. Figure Four A Drawings of weapons from burials. Figure Four B Drawings of items found in gender-neutral assemblages. Figure Five Chart of the relative proportions of assemblage types at Sewerby and Heslerton. Figure Six Chart of the assemblage breakdown by biological sex at Sewerby. Figure Seven Chart of the assemblage breakdown by biological sex at Heslerton.
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Durham
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0718500237
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