Cuerpos estereotipados, cuerpos enterrados, cuerpos representados, cuerpos cambiantes

  1. Rueda Galán, Carmen
  2. González Marcén, Paloma
  3. Sánchez Romero, Margarita
  4. Rísquez Cuenca, Carmen
  5. Cacheda Pérez, María
  6. De Miguel Ibáñez, María Paz
  7. Delgado Hervás, Ana
  8. Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, Marta
  9. Herranz Sánchez, Ana Belén
  10. López-Bertran, Mireia
  11. Picazo i Gurina, Marina
  12. Soler Mayor, Begoña
Anales de Arqueología y Etnología

ISSN: 2591-3093 0325-0288

Year of publication: 2021

Volume: 76

Issue: 2

Pages: 215-251

Type: Article

DOI: 10.48162/REV.46.008 GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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In this paper we present a number of approaches to the issue of female corporeal identities and their agency. Employing a traverse perspective, we focus on a variety of prehistoric and proto-historic case studies from the Iberian Peninsula as well as from the ancient Mediterranean in general. Our proposal follows three principal lines of research:first, we reflect on the stereotypical images of prehistory which have produced profoundly distorted models of the past. Second, we examine the question of corporeal identities based on a group of selected burials. Finally, using bioarchaeological data, the third line is a comprehensive overview of social status, level of care, and visible changes in female bodies within the context of their specific life cycle. We offer a general reflection which allows us to present the current state of research that hasbeen undertaken by the group Past Women. This covers the study of corporeal identities in the past as a fundamental analytical basis to analyze social behavior and the construction of collective identities. It also helps generate new narratives, collective and inclusive, based on rigorous research