Topic ID #38108 - posted 2/26/2017 12:41 PM

Where were all the women in the Stone Age?



rkeyo

Moderator

Were there any women around in the Palaeolithic Era? If popular culture is any guide you'd think not. And even archaeology itself has a long way to go to address a deeply ingrained bias towards men.

It's obvious that without Homo sapiens could hardly be here today. But our cultural imaginings of the Palaeolithic evoke images of 'man the hunter' or 'man the tool maker' because that's how our evolution has largely been portrayed by scientists and artists (with a few notable exceptions).



Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-02-women-stone-age.html#jCp

Were there any women around in the Palaeolithic Era? If popular culture is any guide you'd think not. And even archaeology itself has a long way to go to address a deeply ingrained bias towards men.

It's obvious that without Homo sapiens could hardly be here today. But our cultural imaginings of the Palaeolithic evoke images of 'man the hunter' or 'man the tool maker' because that's how our evolution has largely been portrayed by scientists and artists (with a few notable exceptions).



Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-02-women-stone-age.html#jCp
Were there any women around in the Paleolithic Era? If popular culture is any guide, you'd think not. And even archaeology itself has a long way to go to address a deeply ingrained bias towards men.

Were there any women around in the Palaeolithic Era? If popular culture is any guide you'd think not. And even archaeology itself has a long way to go to address a deeply ingrained bias towards men.

It's obvious that without Homo sapiens could hardly be here today. But our cultural imaginings of the Palaeolithic evoke images of 'man the hunter' or 'man the tool maker' because that's how our evolution has largely been portrayed by scientists and artists (with a few notable exceptions).



Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-02-women-stone-age.html#jCp
https://phys.org/news/2017-02-women-stone-age.html





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