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“Feminist Theory and an Engendered Archaeology: Where We’ve Been and Where We Are Going”
December 19, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
On Thursday, December 19, 2019, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner will feature a presentation titled “Feminist Theory and an Engendered Archaeology: Where We’ve Been and Where We Are Going” by archaeologist Suzanne Eckert, Ph.D., in the Dining Hall and Petroglyph Auditorium of the Picture Rocks Redemptorist Renewal Center, 7101 W. Picture Rocks Road, Tucson. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., presentation around 7-8:30 p.m.; dinner is $16 per person, presentation is free.
Can’t we study archaeology without modern politics? Did people multi-task in the past? Woman the Hunter – WHAT? How did people figure out how to domesticate plants? If there are only two sexes, then why is it important to identify third genders in the past? How much strength does it take to flintknap? Is gender difference the same as gender inequality? Why are children and the elderly mostly invisible in archaeological research? Each of these questions can and has been addressed by feminist archaeology and an engendered archaeology. While some archaeologists would argue that feminist archaeology and an engendered archaeology are the same, other archaeologists have argued for a distinction between the two. Dr. Eckert will present her current perspective on this topic, discuss the feminist critique of archaeology, and consider how the study of gender provides for a richer understanding of the past. Along the way, she will provide examples from archaeological research around the world and anecdotes collected from her 20 years of struggling with this topic.
Reservations must be requested AND CONFIRMED before 5 p.m. Tuesday December 17 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-798-1201. PLEASE WAIT TO HEAR FROM OLD PUEBLO WHETHER YOUR RESERVATION HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BEFORE ATTENDING because the Fire Code limits how many guests we can have in the restaurant meeting room. Guests may select and purchase their own dinners from the restaurant’s menu. There is no entry fee but donations will be requested to benefit Old Pueblo’s educational efforts.
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