Wed 09.06. A. Masclans Latorre - A sexual division of labour

A sexual division of labour at the start of agriculture? A multi-proxy approach through LBK lifeways and workways

Dr. Alba Masclans Latorre (Barcelona)

Sexual division of labour (SDL) and gendered task specialisation have been noted to be key issues for understanding political, economic, and cultural systems in the social sciences worldwide. Our work aims to integrate SDL into the research of the transition to the Neolithic, to better understand how gendered work could have shaped social life.

Drawing upon the use-wear traces from over 400 stone tools from six cemeteries of the earliest Neolithic in central Europe (Linearbandkeramik) we provide insights into what tasks could have been associated with women and men. These results are correlated with the osteological, isotopic and other grave good data, informing on sexed-based differences in diet, mobility and symbolism, and demonstrating the importance of integrating a gendered perspective into Neolithic studies.

Seminar für Ur- und Frühgeschichte (Digitales) Colloquium Praehistoricum Sommersemester 2021

Die Veranstaltungen finden 18 Uhr c.t. als Zoom Online-Vorträge statt.


Meeting-ID: 961 2124 8134
Kenncode: 176630