Occupy the Neolithic – Social Inequality

Occupy the Neolithic

“The signatures from these skeletons reinforce other indications of male-dominated descent and even land inheritance,” Bentley says, adding that such social inequalities “only grew in extent and scale” over the course of history.

Joachim Burger, an anthropologist at the University of Mainz in Germany, says the authors are on firm ground: “The amount of data is huge and the interpretations are straightforward.” He adds that the new data, particularly the differences seen between men and women, are “absolutely coherent” with the pattern seen in more recent farming societies, up to the present day.

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With a group of BaTwa (pygmy) women potters, with whom we've worked to enhance production and sales of their wonderful pots - fantastic for cooking and serving. To see the 2 blogs on this work enter 'batwa pots' into the search engine located just above this picture. Blog entries throughout this site are about Africa, as well as about the Middle East and life in general - reflecting over 35 years of work and research in Africa and the Middle East – Come and join me!
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