Ameri publishes a chapter “Women, Seals, and Power in Prehistoric Iran and Central Asia”
Associate professor of Art Marta Ameri has published a chapter “Women, Seals, and Power in Prehistoric Iran and Central Asia” in a newly published volume titled Gender and Status Competition in Pre-Modern Societies. This volume, published by Brepols, offers a unique exploration of how gender and status competition have intersected across different periods and places. The contributions focus on the role of women and the practice of masculinity in settings as varied as ancient Rome, China, Iran, and Arabia, medieval and early modern England, and early modern Italy, France, and Scandinavia. Ameri’s chapter explores the ways in which seals buried with women at 3rd millenium BC sites inIran and Central Asia can be viewed not only as markers of social status but also as evidence of women’s economic power.