Cavegirls and the Upper Paleolithic Fur Bikini

From Griffith to Grindhouse - Representations of Antiquity in Film - Kevin M. McGeough

Kevin M. McGeough [+-]
University of Lethbridge
Kevin M. McGeough is professor of archaeology in the Department of Geography at the University of Lethbridge. Having excavated in Israel, Turkey, Jordan, and Egypt, he is the editor of The Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research. He is currently researching the reception of Near Eastern Archaeology in a variety of media and has recently published a three-volume book on archaeological reception in the Victorian era, The Ancient Near East in the Nineteenth Century (2015).

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Gender and gender roles are also the subject of Chapter 7 which explores the depiction of “cavemen” on film, both realistic attempts (like Quest for Fire ) and fantasy visions (like One Million Years B.C.). Of particular interest in this chapter is how the “caveman” setting allows filmmakers to debate issues related to gender roles and offers the possibility for feminist critique of the contemporary world.

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McGeough, Kevin. Cavegirls and the Upper Paleolithic Fur Bikini. From Griffith to Grindhouse - Representations of Antiquity in Film. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Oct 2022. ISBN 9781781799819. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=39766. Date accessed: 18 Oct 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.39766. Oct 2022

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