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Controversy of ancient female hunters
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Contributors to this thread:
Huntcell 03-Dec-20
drycreek 03-Dec-20
APauls 03-Dec-20
Scoot 03-Dec-20
DiRTY MiKE 03-Dec-20
coelker 03-Dec-20
Tonybear61 03-Dec-20
Bou'bound 03-Dec-20
turkeyhunter60 10-Dec-20
Zbone 10-Dec-20
woodguy65 10-Dec-20
midwest 10-Dec-20
Errorhead 10-Dec-20
Shuteye 16-Dec-20
Keith 16-Dec-20
IdyllwildArcher 16-Dec-20
milnrick 16-Dec-20
Jaquomo 16-Dec-20
krieger 16-Dec-20
ki-ke 16-Dec-20
Adventurewriter 16-Dec-20
Bowboy 16-Dec-20
turkeyhunter60 17-Dec-20
turkeyhunter60 17-Dec-20
goyt 17-Dec-20
altitude sick 17-Dec-20
Aspen Ghost 17-Dec-20
Vonfoust 18-Dec-20
From: Huntcell
03-Dec-20

Huntcell 's embedded Photo
Huntcell 's embedded Photo

Huntcell 's Link
Interesting short read on recent findings of 7,000 year old female hunter. How the archeology community resists the female hunter conclusion.

From: drycreek
03-Dec-20
Yes, but did she identify as female......or male ?

From: APauls
03-Dec-20
I imagine when food is one of the three things on your mind that you'd be fairly adept at getting it however possible. Regardless of sex.

From: Scoot
03-Dec-20
APauls, if food is one of the three, what are the other two? What "does Nose Jammer really work?" and "are Vortex broadheads really the best broadhead?"

03-Dec-20
Arrow and spear heads were probably the most valuable commodity in that culture.

A woman, probably from a powerful station in life, dies.

They bury her with a small bag of broadheads.

Conclusion:

She was a hunter.

From: coelker
03-Dec-20
Damn thought this as a thread about my wife. She is over 40 now...

03-Dec-20
Don’t you mean ex-wife? If she sees this:-)

From: Tonybear61
03-Dec-20
So a female hunts, so what??

From: Bou'bound
03-Dec-20
They didn’t bury their dead they used them for bait

10-Dec-20

turkeyhunter60's embedded Photo
turkeyhunter60's embedded Photo
this..

From: Zbone
10-Dec-20
That's a cool pic turkeyhunter60, thanks for sharing...

From: woodguy65
10-Dec-20
"Based on “the gracility of the individual, the lack of musculature, and slight nature” of the leg bones and a degraded cranium, Jim Watson, an anthropologist and osteologist at the University of Arizona, surmised that the person might have been female."

They kinda go out of their way to get to the conclusion (assumption). I would think with modern DNA/Science they could to some much better conclusive testing...but then it wouldnt be a story.

From: midwest
10-Dec-20
Her man probably told her to go make him a sammich.

From: Errorhead
10-Dec-20
Well I'm sure back then there were some ugly women that didn't have a man to hunt for them?

11-Dec-20
Photoshops. Bucks ears are droopy.

That buck needed another year as well;-)

From: Shuteye
16-Dec-20
Actually, originally the men did the hunting. The women prepared the food and kept the camp clean. As time wore on there were some lazy men that stayed behind with the women and tried to tell the women what to do.. They were the first democrats.

From: Keith
16-Dec-20
Women had to go out if there was a good game on.

16-Dec-20
Women hunt today. Why wouldn't women hunt in the past?

16-Dec-20
I was told there is a reason some are called Cougars.

From: milnrick
16-Dec-20
Check out the book series Clan of The Cave Bear by Jean Auel. The setting of the first book is at the end of the Stone Age where cave man begins to fade and cro magnon begins appearing. The nain character was a female who hunted.

If I recall correctly, the author had an anthropological background and based her book series on a combination of fact and conjecture which made for an interesting read.

From: Jaquomo
16-Dec-20
Based on “the gracility of the individual, the lack of musculature, and slight nature” of the leg bones and a degraded cranium, Jim Watson, an anthropologist and osteologist at the University of Arizona, surmised that the person might have been female."

You can't swing a dead cat in a Starbucks without hitting a "male" with those characteristics.

Back in those days, women were big into torturing captives. They were the primary torturers, in fact. That trait lives on today...

From: krieger
16-Dec-20
^^^^ LMAO

From: ki-ke
16-Dec-20
HAHHAAAA @ Lou....truth...

16-Dec-20
Back in those days, women were big into torturing captives. They were the primary torturers, in fact. That trait lives on today...

Ahhhh Lou that is unsettling coming from you didn't you just get married ahahhahaah

From: Bowboy
16-Dec-20
Lou don't let the new misses see this or you'll be in the dog house!

17-Dec-20

turkeyhunter60's embedded Photo
turkeyhunter60's embedded Photo
Here's another one...

17-Dec-20

turkeyhunter60's embedded Photo
turkeyhunter60's embedded Photo

From: goyt
17-Dec-20
I would not say anything derogatory about a woman that can still hunt with primitive weapons when she is at 7,000 years old! I have friends switching to crossbows at 69.

17-Dec-20
Her form is all wrong, she’ll never hit a 300

From: Aspen Ghost
17-Dec-20
I think that atlatl is underspined but at least it's a fixed blade. It's remarkable that women hunters wore pink back then too.

From: Vonfoust
18-Dec-20
I just have this image in my head of some guy in a loin cloth and a feather boa drawing "artsy" stuff on a rock while waving goodbye to an 8 month pregnant woman heading out to slay a saber tooth.

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