Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships
November 17, 2016
In 100 Words or Less: An abundance of evidence from anthropology, archaeology and anatomy -- as well as study of chimps and bonobos -- all suggest that human beings are not evolved to be monogamous. This explains why so many of us have such great difficulty remaining so, even in the face of intense religious and cultural pressure. For hundreds of thousands of years, homo sapiens lived primarily as hunter-foragers in small, intimate groups whom shared food, parenting responsibilities and sexual partners with one another, until the shift to settled, agricultural societies some 10,000 years ago.