If you ask any school kid what prehistoric society was like, you're sure to hear about cave men, cudgels and pulling women around by the hair. Until recently, neither children nor archeologists had attributed much importance to the role of cave women, not to mention that of she-apes, in determining the direction of pre-historic human development. Elaine Morgan, a Welsh laywoman and author of the book "The Descent of Women" (published in May) which questions the interpretations male archeologists have given to rather sketchy data and proposes what Ms. Morgan feels are more logical theories concerning the prehistoric development and the present state of humanity. The interviewers are Lois Hansen and Julia Curtis of KPFA.
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