Re: Social evolution of hominids

Jim Foley (
20 Jan 1997 20:00:46 GMT

In article <>, Phillip Bigelow <> wrote:

>Actually, history shows that in certain cultures, when men possess
>most of the influence in a society, polygamy can also be socially-
>And when polygamy is practiced in human society, it is ?always one
>man with multiple wives. I am not aware of any historical accounts
>of the reverse being the case. Anyone?

Check out "Man on Earth", by John Reader. He describes a polyandrous
society in India.

Jim (Chris) Foley,
Assoc. Prof. of Omphalic Envy Research interest:
Department of Anthropology Primitive hominids
University of Ediacara (Australopithecus creationistii)