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Gender Archaeology of Ao Fengshan Cemetery in Jianchuan, Yunnan Province

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DOI: 10.23977/history.2023.050113 | Downloads: 3 | Views: 202


Zhoujian Yu 1


1 College of History and Ethnic Culture, Guizhou University, Guiyang, 550025, China

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Zhoujian Yu


Ao Fengshan Cemetery, located in Jianchuan County of Yunnan Province during the Bronze Age, has gender differences in male and female ratio, age structure, burial area, burial style and burial objects. The specific performance is as follows: the gender ratio shows the difference, the average life expectancy of male is higher than that of female; The area of male tombs is larger than that of female tombs; In the combined burial tombs, men were mainly buried with upright limbs, while women were buried with lateral limbs. Copper weapons are the representative utensils of men, while pottery spinning wheels and ornaments are mainly used by women. Through statistical analysis, it is concluded that the social status and wealth of men in Aofengshan Cemetery are higher than that of women.


Ao Fengshan Cemetery; Bronze Age; Gender archaeology; Gender differences


Zhoujian Yu, Gender Archaeology of Ao Fengshan Cemetery in Jianchuan, Yunnan Province. Lecture Notes on History (2023) Vol. 5: 99-107. DOI:


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