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Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory

Coverage: 1994-2007 (Vols. 1-14)
Links to External Content: 2008-2009 (Vol. 15, No. 1 - Vol. 16, No. 3)
JSTOR Discipline(s): Archaeology
JSTOR Collection(s): Arts & Sciences VI Collection, For-Profit Academic Arts & Sciences VI Collection
Published by: Springer
ISSN: 10725369
E-ISSN: 15737764

Journal/Article Description

Journal of Archaeological Method and Theorypresents timely and authoritative 'topical syntheses', original articles that critically assess and integrate research on a specific subject in archaeological method or theory. More than a bibliographic essay, each article creates a framework for synthesizing findings, offers incisive commentary on previous work, and identifies research priorities.The journal includes articles on the history of archaeology, method- or theory-focused case studies, and significant explorations on the cutting edge. Written by experts, the articles benefit an international audience of archaeologists, students of archaeology, and practitioners of closely related disciplines.

Postprocessual archaeology has placed great importance on individuals and social interaction, though in practice this often proves a difficult project to realize. The rich archaeological and cultural data offered in an Egyptian context suggest that it is possible to identify how specific individuals and groups functioned with a domestic context, taking into account the complex vectors of social inequality-age, sex, class, status, and life experience. In the process, this paper seeks to question the narrow construal of gender as analogous to the domain of women, and show the inadequacies of such an approach. It offers an opportunity to mesh material culture with social theory by linking sociocultural, spatial, and temporal data.

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