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date: 31 October 2020

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This article is concerned with the manner in which material culture becomes involved in the creation of identity, and shows how gender becomes externalised and encounterable as separate and distinct from sex. It enumerates the various identities that were present during the Bronze Age, including the warrior and the smith. The article then considers the relationship between dress and identity, and notes the changes that occurred during the Bronze Age which helped show clear gender associations, such as the different treatments of the deceased body.

Keywords: material culture, identity, gender, sex, dress, gender associations

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