So, I just finished reading a review of J.M. Adovasio, Olga Soffer and Jake Page's "The Invisible Sex: Uncovering the True Roles of Women in Prehistory"
In the book, the authors argue that anthropologists have been reading far too much of our culture into what little we know of prehistoric ones, especially as it relates to the role(s) of women in each culture. It's fascinating stuff....or at least it is to this social science geek. :)
While reading the article, I started to wonder what anthropologists of the future might infer about the world we live in today.
For the purpose of this exercise, assume that the majority of their primary, written sources (that is, sources that were written now, not sources that will be written about us in a thousand years) on the fabric of our lives come from the church: some of the more modern translations of the bible, books that were written for and about Christians, etc etc. The ruins of secular buildings are accessible in this scenario, but for some reason they have very limited access to anything written outside of Christianity.
I have two questions for you:
1) What do you think the anthropologists will completely misunderstand about women living in our time?
2) What things do you think they'll get right?
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