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Circumpolar Lives and Livelihood is a cross-cultural ethnoarchaeological learn of the gendered nature of subsistence in northern hunter-gatherer-fisher societies. in keeping with box stories of 4 circumpolar societies, it files the complexities of women’s and men’s involvement in foodstuff procurement, processing, and garage, and the connection of such behaviors to the equipped panorama. fending off simplistic stereotypes of female and male roles, the framework of “gendered landscapes” unearths the range and suppleness of women’s and men’s genuine lives in a fashion precious for archaeological interpretations of hunter-foragers.

Innovative in scope and layout, this can be the 1st learn to hire a managed, four-way, cross-cultural comparability of gender and subsistence. individuals of a world group of anthropologists skilled in northern scholarship follow a similar task-differentiation technique in reviews of Chipewyan hunter-fishers of Canada, Khanty hunter-fisher-herders of Western Siberia, Sámi extensive reindeer herders of northwestern Finland, and Iñupiaq maritime hunters of the Bering Strait of Alaska. This database on gender and subsistence is used to reconsider one of many bedrock strategies in anthropology and social technological know-how: the sexual department of labor.

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