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Prehistoric women had insanely strong arms

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The arm bones of women who lived 7,000 years ago show an incredible level of strength - even higher than today's elite athletes. That's according to a first-ever study comparing prehistoric bones to those of living people.

The finding suggests a revision of history - the everyday lives of prehistoric women were filled with hard manual labour, rather than just sitting at home doing lighter domestic tasks while the men slogged.

https://www.sciencealert.com/prehistoric-women-stronger-than-elite-rowers-manual-labour-anthropology

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third_eye

Yup ... and they need the strong arms to hold their men down ...

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XenoFish

This doesn't surprise me. Especially when everything was manual labor. 

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Dark_Grey
3 hours ago, XenoFish said:

This doesn't surprise me. Especially when everything was manual labor. 

Exactly. Compare an Eastern European farm wife to a Beverly Hills trophy wife: the body adapts to it's environment, for better or worse.

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Stiff
3 hours ago, third_eye said:

Yup ... and they need the strong arms to hold their men down ...

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I like your way of thinking :D

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freetoroam

Yep...can not imagine women in those days sitting around putting make up on or knitting. No dishwashers or home delivery services back then

 

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XenoFish
16 minutes ago, Dark_Grey said:

Exactly. Compare an Eastern European farm wife to a Beverly Hills trophy wife: the body adapts to it's environment, for better or worse.

I think in a way we see this even now. Compare the office jockey to the manual laborers. 

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paperdyer

So are we getting closer to evolving into a blob of jelly?

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XenoFish
3 minutes ago, paperdyer said:

So are we getting closer to evolving into a blob of jelly?

I think in some cases we're almost there.

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Tatetopa

Thanks for the thread. I just heard about it today.

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qxcontinuum
Spoiler

 

i always said it ...

USA-Vs-Russia-620x420.jpg

 

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_KB_

well yes, humans get wimpier with every generation, heck i wouldn't be surprised if a chihuahua was able to take the modern hipster in a street-fight

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third_eye
21 hours ago, Stiff said:

I like your way of thinking :D

Shhhhh ... :lol:

I have a theory why those folks back in the days were roaming  all over the world on nothing but their feet, the guys were getting away from their wimmen foilk

:D

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freetoroam
2 hours ago, third_eye said:

Shhhhh ... :lol:

I have a theory why those folks back in the days were roaming  all over the world on nothing but their feet, the guys were getting away from their wimmen foilk

:D

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Or running after them, we have not got to this amount in our population because the men ran away from wimmen.

Nowadays men have a better choice....prettier women and (cough) prettier men.

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third_eye
1 minute ago, freetoroam said:

Or running after them, we have not got to this amount in our population because the men ran away from wimmen.

Nowadays men have a better choice....prettier women and (cough) prettier men.

Have ya really looked at the wimmen of those days ?

:lol:

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Oh look at them arms ...

:D

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Farmer77
On ‎11‎/‎30‎/‎2017 at 7:51 AM, Still Waters said:

The finding suggests a revision of history - the everyday lives of prehistoric women were filled with hard manual labour, rather than just sitting at home doing lighter domestic tasks while the men slogged

Anyone who thinks that obviously hasn't ever tried a subsistence lifestyle. Its all hands on deck at all times in order to survive. 

 

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freetoroam
21 hours ago, paperdyer said:

So are we getting closer to evolving into a blob of jelly?

Humans are getting larger and curtains are getting shorter. 

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freetoroam
13 minutes ago, third_eye said:

Have ya really looked at the wimmen of those days ?

:lol:

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Oh look at them arms ...

:D

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I have no time to look at the wimmen of those days....not when i can look at this stunner. Corrrr, them women were lucky, what a catch he must have been.

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSq_FE4yNmlYwL8plvrr1M

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Hammerclaw

One's muscular development is proportionate to one's labors. During the days of the tall ships, the ships-of-the-line, sailor's families lived on board with them, usually on the gun deck. In battle, women aided their men and even manned the cannon if a man fell. A  male child born on the gun deck was sometimes called a "son-of-a-gun(ner)", an expression we still use today, 'though the meaning is lost.

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third_eye
On 01/12/2017 at 4:01 PM, freetoroam said:

I have no time to look at the wimmen of those days....not when i can look at this stunner. Corrrr, them women were lucky, what a catch he must have been.

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSq_FE4yNmlYwL8plvrr1M

Yup ... handsome little devil ain't he ... he was wandering looking for ...

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Ooooh look at them .... arms ?

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:lol:

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freetoroam

Hmmm. I beg to differ with this bit:

 

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The Venus of Willendorf is a superbly crafted sculpture of a naked obese woman from the stone age

Superbly? Really? Its a bit of "art" but too much credit being given. No matter how old, its still gross.

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third_eye
4 minutes ago, freetoroam said:

Superbly? Really? Its a bit of "art" but too much credit being given. No matter how old, its still gross.

Ahhhh ... cavemen dreams ...

That's probably a direct ancestor to three quarter of the world's population ... :yes:

 

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freetoroam
15 minutes ago, third_eye said:

Ahhhh ... cavemen dreams ...

That's probably a direct ancestor to three quarter of the world's population ... :yes:

 

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Yep...and i can see the resemblance with some of them today.

"Yep, thats our g.g.g.g.g.g.g.g.g.g.g.g.g.g.g.grandma."

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Stiff
1 hour ago, freetoroam said:

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSq_FE4yNmlYwL8plvrr1M

If it weren't for the teeth he could pass for one of the doormen at our local pole dancing club. 

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Tatetopa
On 11/30/2017 at 10:07 AM, paperdyer said:

So are we getting closer to evolving into a blob of jelly?

Sadly, I think it started at the top.

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