Did people in the Stone Age get married?
I want to know if they do because I can’t find results anywhere online
- FoofaLv 71 year agoFavourite answer
The first recorded mentions of marriage come from Middle English around 1300 CE. But as prior to about the 1900s most marriages were just alliances between families or clans to secure things like land rights, it's believed such unions were going on almost from the moment humanity conceived of the idea of private ownership of assets.
- T'roneLv 61 year ago
Since marriage is found all around the world, they probably had some form of marriage. Humans really haven't changed so once a guy landed a hot chick, he probably didn't let go.
- Pearl LLv 71 year ago
they rnight not have if you cant find it anywheres
- JASONLv 51 year ago
I believe that marriage developed between rich families to help keep the wealth within the family, as a contract, much later than stone age peoples.. As early humans evolved and our brains grew larger, childbirth would mean many women dieing giving birth. Women would be a scare commodity and probably shared amongst a small group of men, probably brothers.
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- SBR32277Lv 71 year ago
It is unlikely that when humans were living off the land that marriage would have been thought of. Only when women became dependent on men and society did not want to take care of abandoned women and their children, would a contract be necessary to hold the man responsible for the woman and children that surely would have resulted.
- sarahLv 71 year ago
No there is no indication that anyone before the Jews left Egypt that anyone got married. When they left Egypt they were given the ten commandments and adultery was one of them. They were told to get married and be faithful to each other. Which would have stopped a lot of violence. Before men just had sex with women when they had a desire to. some attractive women had more sex than others. But how do we know that? The Baal religion required the first born child to be sacrificed to a false God. Thrown into a burning pit. Why were men able to do this because they did not know which child was theres.
Women were not wives but merely something rich men could buy and he could buy as many as he could afford. ancient texts tell us they were like a prized animal. They would even trade a bull for one. It was not until much later that women were considered part of a family.
- CogitoLv 71 year ago
No, they may well have paired for life, or for a short time, but there's no reason to suppose that any form of ceremony ever existed.
- FireballLv 71 year ago
I would think so.
- Anonymous1 year ago
Yes. It was done with hair pulling and a club.
- FascinatedLv 61 year ago
Since they didn't keep any written records, it's a safe bet that we'll never know.