What's A Mother To Do Analysis

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Biases and Flawed Arguments: in S. L. Kuhn and M. C. Stiner’s ‘What’s a Mother to Do?’

by Michael K. R. Wood
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ARCA3100: Critical Studies in World Prehistory Since Neanderthals were first discovered, archaeologists and anthropologists have fiercely debated the reason for their disappearance. Kuhn and Stiner’s (2006) paper, “What’s a Mother to Do?” presents a novel hypothesis describing how unlike anatomically modern humans (AMH) who developed a division of labour between the sexes during the Upper Palaeolithic, Neanderthal men and women primarily focussed on hunting big game. The authors argue the Neanderthals less efficient extraction of subsistence resources from their environment, as compared to the newly
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