Recently found loom weights and pottery shards of cooking utensils uncovered in Yodefat, Galilee, and elsewhere in the Holy Land have provided archeologists with evidence of women's lives and work during ancient times. The objects show that the center of the ancient Hebrew woman's world was her home, where she fulfilled her duty as wife and mother. Otherwise, her life was severely restricted. She couldn't give legal testimony or talk with strangers. To go outside the home, she had to be veiled. Generally, she was considered inferior by virtue of her gender, and was seen as the property of her father or husband.