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are books available to view online? i am an online student living in mexico.

i am looking for books relevant to hunters and gathers and women's role during these times, as well as pre industrial societies.
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2012  |  5 Views
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Absolutely!  We have a number of ebook resources available to you, listed on this libguide.  I recommend starting with eBrary – it’s the largest collection of ebooks.  You could also use IU’s catalog, IUCAT – when you do, click ‘ebook search’ on the right side of the screen to limit only to ebooks.


A search for “women and prehistory” gives us a number of ebooks, some of which include:


Archaeology of Household Activities by Allison Penelope


Archaeologies of Sexuality by Robert Schmidt


Archaeology and Women: Ancient and Modern Issues by Sue Whitehouse Hamilton


Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World by Joyce Salisbury


From Eve to Dawn, Volume 1: A History of Women by Marilyn French


Hunter-Gatherers in History, Archaeology and Anthropology by Alan Barnard


Manifesting Power: Gender and the Interpretation of Power in Archaeology by Tracy Sweely


We can find more books by altering the keywords.  Let me know if these sorts of sources aren’t what you need.  I’d be glad to help in your search.




Matt Dilworth

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