You "don't dispute the evidence" I've presented from a variety of scientific sources and yet, because it doesn't paint a picture that was as you expected, you've decided it's just modern assumptions. Do you actually hear yourself?
Reproductive psychologist James Knight had this to say about this story:
"This is a fabulous piece, Elle. Your accurate discussion of the contributions and roles of women to early agriculture is especially appreciated.
Also your separation of patriarchy and evolution is spot-on! This is one of the most intellectually insightful pieces that I have read on Medium in recent days. Very well done!"
If you would like to further educate yourself on this topic, I suggest that you read some of the many, many stories that I've written about it, each one chocked full of research data from a wide variety of scientific sources.
Let’s start with another one that James Knight gave glowing reviews to:
Fighting For Mates Like Elk Or Gorillas Isn’t How Humans Evolved
Sperm competition, not butting heads, determined who passed on their genes
Bravo, Elle! This is "my kind" of article. Very well written, thought-provoking, critically thinking based, well researched and documented, and meticulously accurate.An oasis in a Medium desert of bullshit!Thank you!