Neolithic People Didn’t Have Defined Gender Roles
Modern men should take a lead from their more enlightened and compassionate Stone Age ancestors, according to a Univ. of Manchester archaeologist. Karina Croucher, who has studied buried remains of people living between 7,500 and 10,000 years ago across the Middle East, says the stereotypical view of how Neolithic men and women lived is wrong.
She argues, it was normal for men and women to show compassion for each other- and gender was not so clearly defined. The researcher argues male bias in archaeology has distorted our understanding of how ancient peoples lived, in a new book published by Oxford Univ. Press.
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