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Misgendered Skeleton Changes Views on Prehistoric Women

Clip: Season 19 Episode 2 | 2m 24s

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The 1995 discovery that an important Paleolithic skeleton was actually a woman changed how historians perceived the role of our foremothers in ancient societies. No longer relegated solely to the home and hearth, it is now understood that ancient women were also hunter-gatherers and held prominent positions of importance within their communities.

Aired: 10/27/21 | Rating: NR

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