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Neanderthal Women Joined Men in the Hunt (Eat your heart out, feminists)
The New York Times ^ | December 5, 2006 | NICHOLAS WADE

Posted on 12/07/2006 5:42:12 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger

A new explanation for the demise of the Neanderthals, the stockily built human species that occupied Europe until the arrival of modern humans 45,000 years ago, has been proposed by two anthropologists at the University of Arizona.

Unlike modern humans, who had developed a versatile division of labor between men and women, the entire Neanderthal population seems to have been engaged in a single main occupation, the hunting of large game, the scientists, Steven L. Kuhn and Mary C. Stiner, say in an article posted online yesterday in Current Anthropology.

Because modern humans exploited the environment more efficiently, by having men hunt large game and women gather small game and plant foods, their populations would have outgrown those of the Neanderthals.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


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Feminists will be furious to learn that, according to this, modern humans survived and thrived better because they decided a woman's place was in the home.
1 posted on 12/07/2006 5:42:15 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger
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2 posted on 12/07/2006 5:42:42 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger ("I am here to fight evil and exchange good-natured barbs." - The Tick)
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Unlike modern humans, who had developed a versatile division of labor between men and women, the entire Neanderthal population seems to have been engaged in a single main occupation, the hunting of large game, the scientists, Steven L. Kuhn and Mary C. Stiner,

So, because women went along on the hunts, they all starved to death?

3 posted on 12/07/2006 5:44:26 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: DaveLoneRanger
I don't know....

It would seem there are similarities between the artist rendition of Neanderthal woman and Modern Feminist woman. Maybe they did survive.


4 posted on 12/07/2006 5:47:54 AM PST by edpc (Violence is ALWAYS a solution. Maybe not the right one....but a solution nonetheless)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/2006/12/06/


5 posted on 12/07/2006 5:48:25 AM PST by tarawa
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To: DaveLoneRanger



I can see it now….



Neanderthal woman: “Thor….there it is … spear it”

Neanderthal man: “Hush woman! It’s not close enough”

Neanderthal woman; “Don’t hush me!”

Neanderthal man: “Zena …. You’re gonna’ scare it away … now shut up already!”

Neanderthal woman: “ Zog over there kills Mammoth with no problems…. Why don’t you hunt like him?”



6 posted on 12/07/2006 5:51:00 AM PST by Fighting Irish (My opinions have been forged by where I've walked - not by who I hear on the radio)
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To: VRWCmember

"So, because women went along on the hunts, they all starved to death?"

All that talkin ya know, it scares away the animals.


7 posted on 12/07/2006 5:58:13 AM PST by driftdiver
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To: Fighting Irish

Which came first: the nagging or the division of labor?


8 posted on 12/07/2006 5:58:41 AM PST by true_blue_texican (...against all enemies, foreign and domestic...)
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To: Fighting Irish
LOL

Zena: Thag! Where have you been. Can't you see the fire has burnt down?

Thag: Uhh... I had to hunt late.

Zena: Oh, sure. Mr. Big Hunter. Who's hair is that caught in your fingers? HUH? I'll tell you right now Mr. Smarty Loincloth, the next time you have to "hunt late", I'm coming along!
9 posted on 12/07/2006 5:59:25 AM PST by stormer (Get your bachelors, masters, or doctorate now at home in your spare time!)
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To: VRWCmember

Well, who's home growing the potatoes and carrots to put on the plate next to the big game they kill?

It makes sense...


10 posted on 12/07/2006 6:00:53 AM PST by PissAndVinegar
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Neanderthal wife: "We're never going to find game wandering around like this. Why don't we stop and ask somebody?"


11 posted on 12/07/2006 6:03:18 AM PST by Spok (What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it's all about?)
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So, because women went along on the hunts, they all starved to death?

"I think you should use the OAK club on the gazelle, Grock. Run faster! You let him get away! How do you feel about that? We should have a nice salad with this. We should move into a better cave. Are you listening to me, Grock?"

12 posted on 12/07/2006 6:10:54 AM PST by 50sDad (I respect other religions by allowing them the right to worship. But they still are wrong.)
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To: Fighting Irish

LOL!

But seriously, my pioneer great grandparents hunted, farmed, and cooked together. Didn't have much choice in the matter.


13 posted on 12/07/2006 6:14:42 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: stormer

LOL!!!!!!!!!


14 posted on 12/07/2006 6:20:09 AM PST by Fighting Irish (My opinions have been forged by where I've walked - not by who I hear on the radio)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Does this mean we get to sneer at feminists as 'neanderthals'?


15 posted on 12/07/2006 6:42:03 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: edpc

Hmmm... the one on the left's kinda cute.


16 posted on 12/07/2006 6:55:36 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: DaveLoneRanger
The opinion of two anthropologists....yes, this could have some validity - but the usual case is that we today in vanity and ignorance reduce to our frame of reference all of history.

If the women were in on the big hunt, maybe it was because they kept the menfolk warm at night. And if they did this, it would seem that a lot of little Neanderthals were in the making.

And if they were with little Neanderthal, how eventually could they be in on the hunt?? The missus would be at home, taking care of and preparing for (more) kiddies,and almost surely foraging for, yes, plant food.

They may have been Neanderthals and become extinct; but you have to wonder how many of today's population are headed down the same path - many do not have the DNA and simple learning for survival -

Witness the disintegration of the family, its inverse evolution.
17 posted on 12/07/2006 7:03:41 AM PST by mtntop3
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Unlike modern humans, who had developed a versatile division of labor between men and women, the entire Neanderthal population seems to have been engaged in a single main occupation, the hunting of large game, the scientists, Steven L. Kuhn and Mary C. Stiner, So, because women went along on the hunts, they all starved to death?

More likely, because the Neanderthals fought at close quarters with their prey, the women took as many casualties as the men.

18 posted on 12/07/2006 7:08:43 AM PST by jmcenanly (Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy. -- Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

The men had to have someone to carry the beer.


19 posted on 12/07/2006 7:17:16 AM PST by wildbill
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And backrubs. Someone had to give the men backrubs.


20 posted on 12/07/2006 8:11:24 AM PST by -=SoylentSquirrel=- (I'm boycotting Best Buy, so yay for me.)
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