Rosemary Joyce

PhD (University of Illinois-Urbana)
Professor, University of California, Berkeley
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Rosemary Joyce is a professor of anthropology at UC Berkeley and an archaeologist who has conducted fieldwork in Honduras since 1977. Her research interests include ceramic analysis, household archaeology, and sex, gender and the body, interests unified under the heading of social archaeology, not coincidentally the title of a journal of which she is a founding editor.

Rosemary has a column called What Makes Us Human in Psychology Today, and she blogs regularly on her website, Ancient Bodies, Ancient Lives. She would like to be known for changing fixed ideas about sex and gender, but is resigned to being known for her work on the early history of chocolate.


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Women as leaders in early Christianity

Women as leaders in early Christianity

Why is it so hard to convince people that women were leaders in early Christianity? And how might scholarship help us to reassess gender roles in Christianity today?Read on »