Archaeological Encounters in Georgia’s Spanish Period

SGA’s 2008 poster for Archaeology Month is “Archaeological Encounters in Georgia’s Spanish Period.” In this dramatic and eye-catching presentation, three human figures in outline dominate the poster’s imagery.

The figure on the left is of a Spanish Conquistador. He is identifiable because of the shape of his helmet, and because of his sword.

The figure in the middle is a Native American. He wears a breechclout and carries upward-pointing arrows.

The figure on the right is a Spanish Catholic friar or priest. He wears a baggy garment and a Christian cross.

All these figures are male. Why do you think the poster was designed with only men, and no women and children?