A multi-proxy analysis of diachronic changes in the social dimensions of sex and age-at-death at neolithic Çatalhöyük

Milella, Marco (7 September 2019). A multi-proxy analysis of diachronic changes in the social dimensions of sex and age-at-death at neolithic Çatalhöyük (Unpublished). In: Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists. Bern. 5-7 September 2019.

Among the most important aspects of social identity are sex and age-at-death. How these two pillars of social identity change during the life course of individuals forms a focus of archaeological attempts to reconstruct the lived experience and social structure of past human communities. With few exceptions, however, archaeological exploration of life course changes are often encumbered by a lack of integration of skeletal evidence, limited analytical approaches, and lack of a diachronic perspective. The Neolithic of the Near East provides an ideal archaeological setting to test the links between growing population densities and cultural complexity and alterations in the social perceptions of sex and age-at-death. Here, we update and expand previous analyses of gender and the life course at Neolithic Çatalhöyük (Central Anatolia, 7100-5950 cal. B.C.) by means of an interdisciplinary approach based on palaeopathological, funerary archaeological, and material cultural evidence, a multivariate analytical strategy, and a comparative perspective. The latter permits a contextualization of the observed patterns at Çatalhöyük against the broader picture of the Neolithic Near East. The results provide a new angle from which to consider the structuring of lived experience in this Neolithic community through time, at the same time providing a perspective on the social variability characterizing the Neolithic Near East

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine > Anthropology

UniBE Contributor:

Milella, Marco

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 310 Statistics
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
900 History > 930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499)

Language:

English

Submitter:

Sandra Lösch

Date Deposited:

17 Sep 2019 09:53

Last Modified:

17 Sep 2019 09:53

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/133214

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