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Invisible Sex: Uncovering the True Roles of Women in Prehistory
     

Invisible Sex: Uncovering the True Roles of Women in Prehistory

by J. M. Adovasio
 

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ISBN-10: 1598743902

ISBN-13: 2901598743905

Pub. Date: 02/15/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Shaped by cartoons and museum dioramas, our vision of Paleolithic times tends to feature fur-clad male hunters fearlessly attacking mammoths while timid women hover fearfully behind a boulder. Recent archaeological research has shown that this vision bears little relation to reality. J. M. Adovasio and Olga Soffer, two of the world's leading experts on perishable

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Shaped by cartoons and museum dioramas, our vision of Paleolithic times tends to feature fur-clad male hunters fearlessly attacking mammoths while timid women hover fearfully behind a boulder. Recent archaeological research has shown that this vision bears little relation to reality. J. M. Adovasio and Olga Soffer, two of the world's leading experts on perishable artifacts such as basketry, cordage, and weaving, present an exciting new look at prehistory. With science writer Jake Page, they argue that women invented all kinds of critical materials, including the clothing necessary for life in colder climates, the ropes used to make rafts that enabled long-distance travel by water, and nets used for communal hunting. Even more important, women played a central role in the development of language and social life—in short, in our becoming human. In this eye-opening book, a new story about women in prehistory emerges with provocative implications for our assumptions about gender today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901598743905
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/15/2009
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
320

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