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Prehistoric women's arms 'stronger than those of today's elite rowers'
The Guardian ^

Posted on 11/30/2017 10:11:53 AM PST by BusterDog

Prehistoric women had stronger arms than elite female rowing teams do today thanks to the daily grind of farming life, researchers have revealed, shedding light on their role in early communities.

The study of ancient bones suggests that manual agricultural work had a profound effect on the bodies of women living in central Europe between about the early neolithic and late iron age, from about 5,300BC to AD100.

“We think a lot of what we are seeing is the bone’s response to women grinding grain, which is pretty much seated but using your arms really repetitively many hours a day,” said Dr Alison Macintosh, co-author of the research from the University of Cambridge.

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To: BBQToadRibs

And they lived way up to their mid-thirties in age.


21 posted on 11/30/2017 11:01:00 AM PST by tillacum (I'm still a Deplorable and I COLLUDED during the election SO THE DONALD could WIN! I voted.)
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To: Sacajaweau

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>> “‘cept they died before they were 30...” <<

Total nonsense!

Many of them lived over 900 years.

Short life spans are a modern development.
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22 posted on 11/30/2017 11:04:10 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: American in Israel

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The authors of this BS screed need stupid shaming!
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23 posted on 11/30/2017 11:06:20 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: BusterDog
It's not from fighting off all those sexual predators?

-PJ

24 posted on 11/30/2017 11:06:48 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (The 1st Amendment gives the People the right to a free press, not CNN the right to the 1st question.)
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To: tillacum

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Mid nine hundreds in age.
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25 posted on 11/30/2017 11:07:23 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: BusterDog

There is no such thing as pre-history.


26 posted on 11/30/2017 11:08:52 AM PST by DungeonMaster (Goblins, Orcs and the Undead: Metaphors for the godless left.)
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To: ZOOKER

My brother gave a vacuum once to my sis-in-law. She threw back the vacuum like Nolan Rya was pitching a fastball.


27 posted on 11/30/2017 11:09:07 AM PST by beergarden
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To: beergarden

Sound like your bro got wrinkly shirt and no sammich


28 posted on 11/30/2017 11:15:27 AM PST by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: BusterDog

29 posted on 11/30/2017 11:19:14 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: BusterDog

Click the Pic

30 posted on 11/30/2017 11:38:45 AM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Thats very interesting...

Not sure I understand why that might be...you say forced labor: wonder how it differed from what they were doing previously. Longer hours maybe....


31 posted on 11/30/2017 11:39:32 AM PST by Adder (Mr. Franklin: We are trying to get the Republic back!)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi
They were thicc chicks, Jim. Image and video hosting by TinyPic I'd still hit it.
32 posted on 11/30/2017 12:01:45 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all white armed conservatives)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
"Perhaps it’s partly the rigors of exercise, part Darwinian selection?"

my simplistic explanation why we have such wimpy young men these days...at least the white ones...

the men go for the skinny women and they expect they'll produce big strong burly football player types?....not happening...

instead, we have a ton of tall, very skinny, types....a good wind could blow them over...imo..

33 posted on 11/30/2017 12:06:25 PM PST by cherry
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To: txrefugee
The weak ones died in prehistoric times.

I agree. The study is flawed, because the weak children and women died early. Only the strong survived. 5300 BC is not that long ago, despite them saying prehistoric as if people were like apes back then. They weren't that much different. They were stronger because survival demanded it, and the weaker ones perished. Plus, a sampling of some 94 women going back 6000 years among a worldwide population of some 50 million on average (back then) is not a valid testbed for formulating a hypothesis as fact. This sampling could be dramatically skewed from the mean and has a high rate of error deviation.

34 posted on 11/30/2017 1:08:27 PM PST by roadcat
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To: BusterDog

Who cares!


35 posted on 11/30/2017 2:09:48 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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36 posted on 11/30/2017 8:26:07 PM PST by matt1234 (Jan. 20, 2017: the national nightmare ended.)
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Thanks BusterDog.

37 posted on 12/01/2017 10:03:13 AM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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