Neolithic women had stronger arms than today's elite female rowers because they spent five hours a DAY grinding grain, according to 7,000-year-old bones



Women more than 7,000 years ago had stronger arms than today's elite female rowers, a study has found.
Manual grinding of grain between large stones to make flour may have helped Neolithic women grow powerful biceps, experts believe.
The women may have had to grind grain for as much as five hours a day, putting a strain on their bones that can be seen in scans today.
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WHY WERE THEY SO STRONG?  Life for the Neolithic women would have been gruelling, involving long hours tilling the soil and harvesting crops by hand.
They may have had to grind grain for as much as five... read more

 
29 November 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 51
Source: Daily Mail
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