Women were the key to spreading culture around Europe | Daily Mail Online (septembre 2017)
Women spread culture and knowledge around Europe 4,000 years ago while men stayed at home, according to ancient bone records
• Families were formed in a surprising manner in the Lechtal area, now in Germany
• Study found women travelled far and wide from home villages to start families
• They brought with them new cultural ideas, while men tended to stay near home
• The so-called ’patrilocal’ pattern combined with individual female mobility was not a temporary phenomenon, but persisted over a period of 800 years
Women were the ‘driving force’ spreading new ideas and technologies across Britain and Europe during the Stone Age – while their menfolk stayed home, a surprising new study has found.
Previous ideas of how our primitive ancestors travelled have been shaken by analysis of bones and teeth from ancient peoples.
They show that many females found buried in ancient burial grounds made long journeys to distant villages far from the homesteads where they were born and grew up.