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Debating Biology and Culture « Bones Don’t Lie
October 17, 2012, 5:46 pm
Filed under: Anthropology, Bones


Prior to the 1980′s, individual attributes like gender, age and ethnicity were assumed to be biological traits that manifested themselves in different cultural ways. In archaeology this meant that if we found a grave filled with weapons, but the skeleton too degraded to do an analysis of sex, we could assume it was male. 

Debating Biology and Culture « Bones Don’t Lie.