Seminar “Women in prehistory”
Dr Marian Berihuete is an archaeologist specialised in the study of fruits, seeds, and the remains of plant reserve organs. Her main research question moves around the understanding of how wild plant management took place within ancient societies and the development of models of interpretation for a better understanding of plant management in the past. Through her work, she is expanding the understanding of the role of women in prehistory. Dr Berihuete got a degree in History (UAM, 2004), and then a PhD in Prehistoric Archaeology (UAB, 2010). Postdoc at the University Hohenheim (Germany) I came back to Catalonia, where she has been a BP AGAUR and a MSCA fellow at IPHES-CERCA. Since January 2023 Dr Berihuete has been a “Ramón y Cajal” researcher at the Prehistory Department, at UAB.
Her seminar will provide an overview of the perceived role of women in prehistory and how books and articles investigate or neglect female representation in prehistory. The seminar will also discuss how this impacts how we perceive gender roles today.