‘Man, the Hunter’? Archaeologists’ Assumptions About Gender Roles in Past Humans Ignore an Icky but Potentially Crucial Part of Original ‘Paleo Diet’

May 30, 2023


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Presented by The Conversation

One of the most common stereotypes about the human past is that men did the hunting while women did the gathering. But is this hunter-gatherer relationship as cut and dry as it seems? In an article per the Conversation, Raven Garvey, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan, suggests that it’s an open question whether these ethnographic accounts of labor are truly representative of dated assumptions.

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