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

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

Cavegirls and the Upper Paleolithic Fur Bikini

Representations of Antiquity in Film - From Griffith to Grindhouse - 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 and holds a Board of Governor’s Research Chair in Archaeological Theory and Reception. Having excavated in Israel, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, and Canada, he is the co-editor of the Alberta Archaeological Review and chair of publications for the American Society of Overseas Research (ASOR). 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 8 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. Representations of Antiquity in Film - From Griffith to Grindhouse. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Jun 2022. ISBN 9781781799819. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=39766. Date accessed: 22 Jan 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.39766. Jun 2022

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