A Smithsonian Institution book uncovering the true role of women in prehistory
By J. M. Adovasio, Olga Soffer and Jake Page
In The Invisible Sex, the authors present an exciting new look at prehistory, arguing that women invented all kinds of critical materials, including the clothing necessary for life in colder climates, the ropes used to make rafts that enabled long-distance travel by water and nets used for communal hunting. Even more important, women played a central role in the development of language and social life�in short, in our becoming human. In this eye-opening book, a new story about women in prehistory emerges with provocative implications for our assumptions about gender today.