Reading Report 2                 Due: 2/11

Answer the following questions based on the assigned paper: Phillip L. Walker and Della Collins Cook. 1998. Brief communication: Gender and sex: Vive la difference. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 106:255-259.

1. Summarize the main point of the paper.
2. Give examples of research scenarios for which conflating sex and gender would be problematic.
3. Imagine that you are participating in excavation of a prehistoric cemetery. What indicators would you use to determine the sex of an individual? How would you approach determining the gender of an individual?