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The Agricultural Revolution and the Origins of Patriarchy

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Alexandra Guerson

on 11 September 2014

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Transcript of The Agricultural Revolution and the Origins of Patriarchy

From Hunter-Gatherer to Settled Societies:
The Origins of Patriarchy?

Hunter-Gatherer Society
(35 000 to 10 000 years ago)
Agricultural/Pastoral Societies
(10 000 years ago until 5000 years ago)
Neolithic/New Stone Age
Catal Huyuk, 7000 B.C.E.
The Origin of Patriarchy?
Do you think the study of history changes if you focus on women instead of men?

What does patriarchy mean?
A) A society where all men dominate all women.

B) A society where a select group of men dominate all women.

C) A society where a select group of men dominate all women and some men.

D) A society where women dominate men.

Do we live in a patriarchy today?

The Croods: Ugga and Grug
Paleolithic/Old Stone Age
Cave Paintings
Spain, 40 800 years old
Lascaux, France
(17 000 years ago)
2000 painted and
engraved figures
Discovered in 1940
Hall of Bulls
Shaft of the dead man
the past is always changing
Southwest Asia (Iraq, Syria, Turkey): 9000 B.C.E.
Southern Sahara: 9000-7000 B.C.E.
Yangzi River Valley: 6050 B.C.E.
Central Mexico: 4000 B.C.E.

3000-4000 people
The Plough
10 000 B.C.E.: 4 million
5000 B.C.E.: 5 million
artisanal industries
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