Menstrual taboos and the importance of hunting

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 84 Published In Pages: 901-903
By Kitahara, Michio


This study suggests that animals' avoidance of human menstrual odor could be a factor affecting menstrual taboos in societies that depend on hunting. Results indicate a significant, positive relationship between dependence on hunting and menstrual taboos.


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