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Farmers Have Less Leisure Time Than Hunter-Gatherers, Study Suggests

Hunter-gatherers in the Philippines who adopt farming work around ten hours a week longer than their forager neighbours, 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.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...

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