Hunting and gathering: the human sexual division of foraging labor

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 41 Published In Pages: 170-195
By Marlowe, Frank W.


This article explores the sexual division of labor among foragers, focusing on resource availability and constraints on women’s foraging activities. The authors conclude that “there is a greater division of foraging labor in more seasonal habitats where less gathering is possible and more extractive, tool-based foraging is required” (191).

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