A significant contribution to the relatively unexplored field of gender in rock art, this volume contains information for those interested in past gender systems. Hays-Gilpin argues that art is both a product of its physical and social environment and a tool of influence in shaping behavior and ideas within a society. Rock art is often one of the strongest lines of evidence available to scholars in understanding ritual practices, gender roles, and ideological constructs of prehistoric peoples.
Kelley Hays-Gilpin teaches archaeology, ceramic analysis, and a rock art course at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, just hours from Petrified Forest National Park and her favorite rock art. She received her PhD in anthropology at the University of Arizona in 1992, then worked for the Navajo Nation Archaeology Department for several years. She has co-authored books on prehistoric sandals of northern Arizona and pottery of Arizona's Puerco Valley, and co-edited the Reader in Gender Archaeology with David S. Whitley. Current projects include collaboration with the Museum of Northern Arizon, Harvard Peabody Museum, and the Hopi Tribe on the Southwest Mural Project, a multidisciplinary study of 15th-17th century dry fresco painting from the Puebloan region.
Part 1 List of Figures Part 2 Foreword Part 3 Preface Chapter 4 Chapter 1: Rock Art and Gender on the Margins Chapter 5 Chapter 2: Recognizing Sex and Gender Chapter 6 Chapter 3: Engendering and Degendering Paleolithic Europe's Cave Paintings Chapter 7 Chapter 4: Regendering Fertility Shrines in the West Chapter 8 Chapter 5: Separate Spheres: Who Made Rock Art? Chapter 9 Chapter 6: Lifecycles and Puberty Rites Chapter 10 Chapter 7: "Maidens" and Fluteplayers in the Southwestern United States Chapter 11 Chapter 8: Sacred Landscapes and Social Landscapes Chapter 12 Chapter 9: Women, Men, Ritual and Rock Art Chapter 13 Chapter 10: Shamans with History Chapter 14 Chapter 11: Taking Rock Art Seriously Part 15 References Part 16 About the Author