DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2014.03.001
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Espen A. Sjoberg, Geoff G. Cole, Luke T. Cannon

Abstract: The hunter-gatherer theory suggests that a division of labor existed in early human settlements whereby men were predominantly hunters and women were predominantly gatherers. Support for this theory has come from the observation that females tend to perform better on tasks concerning object location memory, a skill required for successful gathering. We tested the hunter-gatherer theory through two experiments: (1) an OLM (object location memory) task where males and females were required to encode and recall …

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