Class Year

2018

Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

Spring 2018

Department

Anthropology

Abstract

In the field of archaeology, male bias has been prevalent in both theory and practice. Female Celtic statues from Entremont, France are an example of how this bias can negatively affect the study of past peoples. Male archaeologists who have excavated or studied the site of Entremont have given little attention to the female statues found on the site, despite being a unique find. The few interpretations that they did provide were sexist, and the female statues were treated as secondary to male statues, reflecting the perceived inferiority of women to men in ancient societies. This can lead to not only incomplete but also likely incorrect narratives of the lives of Celtic women from Entremont and the larger Celtic world. The goals of this paper are to address these biases, and work beyond them in order to provide a more holistic perspective on Celtic women and their roles within society.

Comments

Written for the Capstone Experience in Anthropology

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