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What Makes us Human - Division of Tasks

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Gendered Division Of Labor Gave Modern Humans Advantage Over Neanderthals, December 5, 2006, University of Chicago Press Journals.
This interesting article was found on the ScienceDaily site.
Summary: Diversified social roles for men, women and children may have given Homo sapiens an advantage over Neanderthals, says a new study in the December 2006 issue of Current Anthropology. The study argues that division of economic labor by sex and age emerged relatively recently in human evolutionary history and facilitated the spread of modern humans throughout Eurasia. Read the article.

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Early men and women were equal, say scientists. by Hannah Devlin, May 2015, The Guardian.
"A study has shown that in contemporary hunter-gatherer tribes, men and women tend to have equal influence on where their group lives and who they live with. The findings challenge the idea that sexual equality is a recent invention, suggesting that it has been the norm for humans for most of our evolutionary history." Read the article...