WOMEN AND HERITAGE PRESERVATION IN OLD NSUKKA DIVISION

WOMEN AND HERITAGE PRESERVATION IN OLD NSUKKA DIVISION

ABSTRACT

This research centres on women and heritage preservation in old Nsukka division. It gear towards  bringing to the limelight the roles women play in the field of archaeology and also the contributions of  these women in heritage preservation which has erroneously been undermined by most archaeologist. Also the positions occupied by these women are not exempted which presently should give them full recognition in the field of archaeology and the society at large.

With this, the researcher made the use of ethnoarchaeology, using the present materials to interpret the past. Also the use of feminist theory was used for clear understanding of the research. Some sites were used for the study, which were Alor-uno, Edem and Opi found under old Nsukka division. In bringing out these women roles, positions and contributions to archaeology field, materials they produced were studied such as weaving and spinning. This clearly brought out these women potentials which have been under coverage in the field of archaeology and society at large.  The roles of men were also considered and the likely inequalities that exist between women and their counterparts. In addition, the values of feminist archaeology were seriously considered. Having this on ground, it is believed that this work will serve as reference material in the field of archaeology and other fields.