Study: Stone Age women suffered as violent deaths as men

02/13/2013 | LiveScience.com

New evidence suggests women farmers in the Stone Age weren't spared from the violence that killed many of their male counterparts, according to a study published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland analyzed 478 skulls collected from Sweden and Denmark dating between 3900 and 1700 B.C. and found that women were just as likely as men to have suffered lethal blows to the head, likely because women were not able to fight back as well as men during the violent raids and conflicts of the time.

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