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"Gender and Archaeology Across the Millennia: Long Vistas and Multiple Viewpoints"

The Sixth Gender and Archaeology Conference

Northern Arizona University's Department of Anthropology and Women's Studies Program hosted the Sixth Gender and Archaeology Conference on October 6-7, 2000. This conference convenes every two years with a different host, attracts scholars in archaeology, art history, history, classics, and other fields, from all over the Untied States, Europe, and other countries. We had about registered participants, about 40 formal presentations, and plenty of time for discussion.

This year we wanted to explore long-term changes in gender systems the world over. Gender hierarchies, classifications, and ideologies seldom remain stable over time but are constantly renegotiated. Archaeological perspectives on gender are broadening rapidly, and we expect to enter the next millennium with a diverse body of methods and theories that will allow us to learn more about past ideology, social and political relationships, aesthetics, and imagery than ever before. In our call for papers, we especially encouraged papers that explore alternative gender categories in the past, changing gender relations over long periods of time in particular parts of the world, and the perspectives of native peoples on gender and the study of past gender systems.

The program as presented emphasized organization of production in the Americas, and art and iconography in the Mediterranean, Europe, and south Asia.

The conference washeld at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Flagstaff, at an elevation of 7000 feet, is located in the heart of a magnificant ponderosa pine forest and in the shadow of the spectacular San Francisco Peaks. Located approximately 150 miles north of Phoenix, Flagstaff serves as the gateway to the Grand Canyon, and to many outstanding southwestern archaeological sites. Conference participants will have an opportunity to explore the archaeological richness of the area by signing up for one of our Sunday site tours, and by attending the private tour and reception at the Museum of Northern Arizona, a nationally renowned southwestern museum.

The conference organizers were Dr. Kelley Hays-Gilpin and Lucinda Andreani. We can be contacted through the direct links to our email addresses shown at the bottom, or by snail mail at the Department of Anthropology, Northern Arizona University, Box 15200, Flagstaff, AZ, 86011-5200, USA.

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Last updated: June 12, 2001


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