Re: Intercourse /vs/ Offspring

Gerold Firl (
10 Dec 1996 21:02:31 GMT

In article <58gfdf$>, Douglas Kihn) writes:
|> In <> Hugh Hoskins <>
|> writes:

|> >When did man first recognize the correlation between intercourse and
|> >babies being born 3 seasons later?

|> This is such a heluva good question, it deserves to be public! My
|> take on it is that paternity wasn't known until animal husbandry, which
|> started around 8,000 to 10,000 years ago.

Could be, although low-intervention reindeer-style husbandry may have
been in use *much* earlier. Some researchers have suggested that
gazelles were being managed on the coastal plains of the ice-age
levant 30,000 years ago.

Depictions of copulating animals in the cro-magnon cave paintings also
suggests an earlier comprehension of the connection between sex and

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