The compatibility of hunting and mothering among the agta hunter-gatherers of the Philippines
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Women's hunting is widely held biologically impracticable in foraging societies, chiefly because hunting is presumed incompatible with maternal responsibilities. A three-year study of hunting practices among the Agta Negrito people of northern Luzon reveals women's active participation in hunting, singly and in groups, without detriment to normal fertility and child care.
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- 1. University of Hawaii, Honolulu
- 2. Women's Studies Program, University of Hawaii, Porteus 722, 2424 Maile Way, 96822, Honolulu, Hawaii
- 3. Department of General Science, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
- 4. Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
- 5. Department of Anthropology, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines
- 6. Pacific Health Research Institute, Honolulu, Hawaii