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    The Aboriginals' Female Hunter Society


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    The Aboriginals' Female Hunter Society
    The Leakey Foundation - California Academy of Sciences
    Gender roles among foraging peoples are usually considered to be nearly universal: that men are hunters and women gatherers of plant foods, that men are more productive than women and that women cooperate mainly with spouses in a division of labor designed to care for dependent offspring; a pattern that is rooted in our evolutionary past. I describe an alternative perspective of women as hunters who cooperate extensively in acquiring small animals, sharing food and caring for children."