Child’s burial site  Castellet de Bernabé (Llíria, Valencia)

Child’s burial site Castellet de Bernabé (Llíria, Valencia)

Child’s burial site  Castellet de Bernabé (Llíria, Valencia) Gender and life cycleGender identity In the Iberian world, the death of infants, foetuses and newborns was generally dealt with differently from other, older individuals: rather than being cremated and...
Loom weights La Lloma de Betxí (Paterna, Valencia)

Loom weights La Lloma de Betxí (Paterna, Valencia)

Loom weights La Lloma de Betxí (Paterna, Valencia) Sexual division of labour Gender and space  Gender stereotypes: domestic sphere  Loom weights are characteristic clay pieces used to keep the warp threads taut. Their presence indicates the existence of textile-making...
Bronze axe Lloma de Betxí (Paterna, Valencia)

Bronze axe Lloma de Betxí (Paterna, Valencia)

Bronze axe Lloma de Betxí (Paterna, Valencia) Gender roles For a long time, archaeological research has denied the participation of women in metalworking processes. The fact that some of the most important materials were considered weapons led any relationship between...
Eyed-idol Pastora Cave (Alcoi, Alcant)

Eyed-idol Pastora Cave (Alcoi, Alcant)

Eyed-idol Pastora Cave (Alcoi, Alcant) Gender and sexGender, beliefs, identities and religions These idols are symbolic material manifestations linked to the world of ideas and beliefs among the early farming communities of the 3rd millennium BC. The decoration on...
Mill and grinding stone Cova de l´Or (Alcoi, Alacant)

Mill and grinding stone Cova de l´Or (Alcoi, Alacant)

Mill and grinding stone Cova de l´Or (Alcoi, Alacant) Sexual division of labour From the skeletons found in tombs and necropoleis, we are able to determine the sex and age of the people buried there, as well as their diet, state of health, illnesses and muscular...