The compatibility of hunting and mothering among the agta hunter-gatherers of the Philippines

  title={The compatibility of hunting and mothering among the agta hunter-gatherers of the Philippines},
  author={Madeleine J. Goodman and P. Bion Griffin and Agnes A. Estioko-Griffin and John S. Grove},
  journal={Sex Roles},
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. 

The Contexts of Female Hunting in Central Africa

This article examines female hunting among a group of Aka forest foragers (“pygmies”) of the Central African Republic1 where women net-hunt more frequently than men. The study aims to understand the

Net hunters vs. archers: Variation in women's subsistence strategies in the Ituri Forest

BaMbuti of the Ituri Forest, Zaire, employ two primary hunting techniques: net hunting, in which women routinely participate, and bow hunting, in which women rarely participate. We hypothesize that

"Hunting Otherwise" : Women's Hunting in Two Contemporary Forager-Horticulturalist Societies.

Although subsistence hunting is cross-culturally an activity led and practiced mostly by men, a rich body of literature shows that in many small-scale societies women also engage in hunting in varied

Upper Paleolithic Net-Hunting, Small Prey Exploitation, and Women's Work Effort: A View from the Ethnographic and Ethnoarchaeological Record of the Congo Basin

Recent interest in Upper Paleolithic small prey acquisition focuses on the significance of fiber-based hunting technologies. Some researchers believe the advent of these technologies and presence of

The Sexual Division of Foraging Labor: Biology, Taboo, and Gender Politics

  • R. Brightman
  • Economics
    Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • 1996
If women's biology is their economic destiny, nowhere is this destiny more inexorable than in anthropological representations of the sexual division of foraging labor. Physically weak, immobilized by

Hunter-Gatherers and the Behavioural Ecology of Human Occupation

  • M. HudsonMami Aoyama
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Canadian journal of occupational therapy. Revue canadienne d'ergotherapie
  • 2009
It was concluded that many occupational adaptations of human foragers can be related to life-history traits, namely slow maturation, long lifespans, weaning before independent feeding, and postmenopausal longevity.

Hunter‐Gatherer Families and Parenting

Our species is characterized by extraordinary biological success, which we owe, in large part, to our ability to cooperate. This cooperation extends beyond the pair bond to extended kin, affines, and

Female hunters of the early Americas

Analysis of Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene burial practices throughout the Americas situate WMP6 as the earliest and most secure hunter burial in a sample that includes 10 other females in statistical parity with early male hunter burials, consistent with nongendered labor practices in which early hunter-gatherer females were big-game hunters.

Technology and Variation in Arrow Design among the Agta of Northeastern Luzon

Agta hunting technology ranks with those of the renowned Arctic Inuit and European Upper Palaeolithic traditions. The projectile points of animal killing systems combine the engineering

Why Do Men Hunt?

It is shown that there is little empirical support for the view that men hunt for signaling benefits alone, and a framework incorporating trade‐offs between mating and subsistence strategies in an economic bargaining context is presented that contributes to understanding men’s and women's roles in hunter‐gatherer societies.



Women as hunters among the matses of the Peruvian Amazon

Matses women of the Peruvian Amazon rain forest hunt with men, and couples bring back more meat than men alone. This results from the association of women with capture of collared peccary, a large

The !Kung San: Men, Women and Work in a Foraging Society

List of tables and figures Preface Note on orthography Introduction: !Kung ecology and society 1. Fieldwork with the !Kung 2. San, Bushman, Basarwa: a question of names 3. The Dobe area: its people

Anthropological Studies on Women's Status

on female an­ thropologists in this country. Apart from their personal interest in women's status, the movement itself has cast them in the key intellectual role of defining women's place in a

Tiwi Wives: A Study of the Women of Melville Island

The invention concerns a table-tennis bat in which the core, which extends throughout the bat, is a lightweight wood and in which on each side of said core there is provided a lamina of considerably

The Ojibwa Woman

THE psychological study, of which Miss Landes gives the results in “The Ojibwa Woman”, was undertaken with the express purpose of pursuing the inquiry in conditions other than those, that is, of

Woman the gatherer . In F . Gale ( Ed . ) , Woman ' s role in aboriginal society , Australian aboriginal studies

  • 1970