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One, Two and Beyond: Gender in the Ancient World

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX, 77030 United States (map)

Family Tree DNA | DISCOVER Lecture Series


KPMG Lecture

ONE, TWO AND BEYOND: Gender in the Ancient World

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 6:30 PM

Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr. Houston TX 77280


Associate Dean, Graduate Division, University of California, Berkley

How many genders were part of cultures in the past? Archaeologists have found that many societies in the ancient world saw gender as more than two options. Drawing from the long history of the Aztec, Zapotec, and Maya, archeologists have developed an understanding of gender as a performance, not merely an inborn characteristic. Gender had to be cultivated, developed, practiced, and displayed. How these societies understood gender and how they treated people who occupied differing gender statuses offers lessons for us today. 


HMNS and AIA Member - $14.00, Early Bird Admission - $10.00Nonmember Tickets - $20.00, Early Bird Admission - $16.00

Tickets available by phone at 713.639.4629 or at the HMNS box office. Use the code “AIA$6off” to obtain member discount - not available online.