Women In Human Evolution
Editor: Lori Hager
Table of Contents
1. Sex and Gender in Paleoanthropology Lori D. Hager, University of California, Berkeley, 2. Good
Science, Bad Science, or Science as Usual?: Feminist Critiques of Science Alison Wylie, University of
Western Ontario, 3. Is Primatology a Feminist Science Linda Marie Fedigan, University of Alberta, 4.
Mothers, Labels, and Misogyny Rebecca Cann, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 5. The Paleolithic Glass
Ceiling: Women in Human Evolution Adrienne Zihlman, University of California, Santa Cruz, 6. Brain
Evolution in Females: An Answer to Mr. Lovejoy Dean Falk, State University of New York at Albany, 7.
Has Estrus Been Lost in Hominids? Becky A. Sigmon, University of Toronto, 8. A Pound of Biology and a
Pinch of Culture or a Pinch of Biology and a Pound of Culture?: The Necessity of Integrating Biology and
Culture in Reproductive Studies Susan Sperling, University of California, San Francisco and Yewoubdar
Beyene, University of California, San Francisco, 9. Female Proto-Symbolic Strategies Camilla Power,
University College London and Leslie Aiello, University College London, 10. Mobilizing Ideologies:
Paleolithic "Art", Gender Trouble, and Thinking About Alternatives Margaret W. Conkey, University of
This volume, the first of it's kind, examines the role of women paleontologists and archaeologists in a field
traditionally dominated by men. Women researchers in this field, have questioned many of the
assumptions and developmental scenarios advanced by male scientists. As a result of such efforts,
women have forged a more central role in models of human development and have radically altered the
way in which human evolution is perceived. This history of the feminist critique of science, is of profound
significance and will be of interest to all those who work in the fields of anthropology, archaeology,
paleontology, and human biology.