Dress and social identity in mortuary contexts : the case of Iron Age Osteria dell'Osa
This thesis explores the construction of social identity through aspects of dress and personal appearance, using mortuary data from Latial Phase II (c.900-770 BeE) at the central Italian cemetery of Osteria dell'Osa. I investigate the strength of the biological basis for gender identities by examining the connection of objects of dress and personal ornament to individuals of known sex. The outcomes of this process are used to inform cautious inference of social gender where sex is unknown or...[Show more]
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