..."this is an important, indeed a path-breaking, volume. It raises many compelling anthropological issues that rightly complicate our understanding of gender and power in the past and the near-present. The volume's affordable price and presentation of contrasting ideas recommend it for use in graduate courses. It will also be instructive to sociocultural anthropologists wishing to learn about power-gender dynamics that operate in ways "not practiced in the modern world. But this volume should certainly be read by all archaeologists interested in the traditionally separate questions of power and gender.."
-Transforming Anthropology, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2001, Marcia-Anne Dobres
About the Author
Tracy Sweely has conducted research in Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and has written several journal articles on issues of gender and power. She currently works in cultural resources management and is head surveyor for the Chau Hiix Research Project, Belize, Central America.