Ebeling paints in what life was like for women in highland villages of Iron Age I Israel (ca. 1200--1000 B.C.E.) by evaluating textual, archaeological, iconographic, and anthropological data. Among the topics considered are birth, baking, menstruation, weddings, raising children, basketry, jewelry, olive production, widowhood, and funerary rites. 192 pages, softcover. T. & T. Clark.