Elk NetworkResearch: Women Hunted in Ancient Times Too

General | November 24, 2020

A new study indicates that women in ancient American carried out the hunter-gatherer role just as men did.

An archaeological team recently unearthed a series of human burials in Peru. One of them included a series of hunting-related points and tools surrounding the remains, later proven to be female.

“These findings sort of underscore the idea that the gender roles that we take for granted in society today — or that many take for granted — may not be as natural as some may have thought,” Randy Haas, lead author and an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of California, Davis, told Live Science.

Additional research from other burial sites turned up other females buried with hunting tools. Go here for more details.

(Photo source: University of California Davis)