• Antiquity of Secluding Girls at Puberty

    Author(s):
    Darshi Arachige (see profile)
    Date:
    2012
    Group(s):
    Anthropology
    Subject(s):
    Anthropology, Ethnography
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    cultural aesthetic
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/aykm-k333
    Abstract:
    In this article, it is pointed out that the seclusion of girls at puberty could have existed for more than 40,000 years. The more likely mechanism of diffusion of the ideas around seclusion was the migration of our ancestors not the cultural transmission itself. The customs of Australian Aboriginal people provide a window into the past and some basis for fathoming the antiquity of the girls’ puberty rites.
    Notes:
    This item has been also published at www.thelureofnoma.com and 'scribd' as well. This work is mainly speculative as such work dealing with prehistory can be. However, this author believes that the hypothesis proposed is very plausible.
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    Published
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