Sex, Transsexuality and Archaeological Perception of Gender Identities

  title={Sex, Transsexuality and Archaeological Perception of Gender Identities},
  author={Janice R. Turek},
  • J. Turek
  • Published 1 December 2016
  • Sociology
  • Archaeologies
Reconsideration of some previous archaeological interpretations of gender may offer much more variability and freedom to our current understanding of gender identity. The perception of gender in archaeological interpretations commonly reflects our current social reality. In our Christian Western worldview, the traditional gender categories of men and women are based on biology and presume the primacy of the reproduction in human societies. Alternative social roles were judged as deviations by… 

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