Elizabeth Wayland Barber

Elizabeth Wayland Barber is the author of Women’s Work and The Mummies of Ürümchi. Professor emerita of archaeology and linguistics at Occidental College, she lives in California.

Books by Elizabeth Wayland Barber

  1. Book CoverThe Dancing Goddesses: Folklore, Archaeology, and the Origins of European Dance


    A fascinating exploration of an ancient system of beliefs and its links to the evolution of dance.More

  2. Book CoverThe Mummies of Ürümchi


    In the museums of Ürümchi, the windswept regional capital of the Uyghur Autonomous Region (also known as Chinese Turkestan), a collection of ancient mummies lies at the center of an enormous mystery.More

  3. Book CoverWomen's Work: The First 20,000 Years Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times


    "A fascinating history of . . . [a craft] that preceded and made possible civilization itself." —New York Times Book ReviewMore