Why Farmers have less leisure time than Hunters

Today’s Debate Topic: Why Farming is regarded as a Dirty Job

Hunters who adopt farming work around ten hours a week longer than their forager neighbors, a new study suggests, complicating the idea that agriculture represents progress. The research also shows that a shift to agriculture impacts most on the lives of women. According to a recent article released by Science Daily, For two years, a team including University of Cambridge anthropologist Dr Mark Dyble, lived with the Agta, a population of small scale hunter-gatherers from the northern Philippines who are increasingly engaging in agriculture. Every day, at regular intervals between…

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