Women were successful big-game hunters, challenging beliefs about ancient gender roles

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Women were successful big-game hunters, challenging beliefs about ancient gender roles

New evidence suggests that contrary to long-held beliefs, women were also big-game hunters. (Shutterstock)

Vivek Venkataraman, University of Calgary

Archeological evidence from Peru has revealed that some ancient big-game hunters were, in fact, women, challenging what science writer James Gorman wrote was “one of the most widely held tenets about ancient hunters and gatherers — that males hunted and females gathered.”…

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