AffiliationUniversity of Manchester; University of Chester
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AbstractFifty years ago approaches to Mesolithic identity were limited to ideas of man the hunter, woman the gatherer, and evidence of non-normative practice was ascribed to "shamans" and to "ritual", and that was that. As post-processual critiques have touched Mesolithic studies, however, this has changed. In the first decade of the 21st century a strong body of work on Mesolithic identity in life, as well as death, has enabled us to think beyond modern western categories to interpret identity in the Mesolithic. Our paper reviews these changing approaches, offering a series of case studies of such approaches, before developing these case studies to advocate an assemblage approach to identity in the Mesolithic.
CitationCobb, H., & Gray Jones, A. (2018). Being Mesolithic in life and death. Journal of World Prehistory, 31(3), 367-83.
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
JournalJournal of World Prehistory
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