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Neolithic Women Were Stronger Than Modern Day Women Athletes

Updated on December 2, 2017
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Primordial women were a lot sturdier and tougher than modern day oarswomen. Archaeologists attribute their toughness to arduous manual labor, because of their agrarian backgrounds.

Hitherto, the bones of primordial women were primarily compared to that of men. Although, bones of men respond to stress in a very different way, when compared to women. Recently, archaeologists compared the bones of Neolithic woman with those of current day woman rowers, and found that primordial women had stronger biceps, tibia, femur, ulna, humerus, tarsal, phalanges and carpals. Researchers accredited these highly refined characteristics to digging, cultivating, threshing, raking and reaping crops. Furthermore, energy intensive tasks like grinding threshed grains would have hardened their physical structure. Labor intensive occupations could have helped them to develop these important traits.

Comparing the bone strengths of primeval women to the current day athletes, scientists found that primordial woman had better bone toughness. Bones generally respond to the rigors we put them through, by tempering themselves. Bones of the primordial women would have naturally hardened over a period of time, based on their daily activities. The important characteristics of bone being used for comparison include curvature, shape, thickness and density. Prehistoric women traditionally were also involved in other types of activities like tending to their livestock. The diurnal activities of bronze aged woman had a major effect in fortifying their body to face any kind of hardship. For instance, iterative actions during grinding of grains, using hides of the livestock for textiles and fetching water from far off places should have ossified the bones of primordial women. The bone strengthening variations of primeval woman, shows the wide gamut of activities they were involved with. Paradoxically, by studying their bone traits, scientists were able to determine the variegated behaviors of the primordial women. It clearly shows that primordial women were involved with more rigorous manual labor — steering agricultural economies — than terrestrial mobility, by the higher levels of their bone strengths. It is not surprising that neolithic women were far more stronger than present-day woman.


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