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The book The Mating Mind by Geoffrey Miller asserts, as part of its thesis, that humans were not monogamous in the environment of evolutionary adaptedness.

I found the book vivid and persuasive, but I'm interested in what others in the field would say. Is this the scientific consensus among evolutionary psychologists?

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    $\begingroup$ "during the period of time wherein evolution shaped our minds" - there was one distinct period? $\endgroup$ – NatWH Oct 29 at 12:37
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because its non-speculative aspects appear to be answerable by archaeology rather than biology. $\endgroup$ – David Oct 29 at 14:03
  • $\begingroup$ @David Any sense of a better site on this network to ask this question? $\endgroup$ – Eli Rose -- REINSTATE MONICA Oct 29 at 15:12
  • $\begingroup$ Not really. There does not appear to be a SE list for archaeology. I just googled for archaeology list and there seem to be a large number, but which would be appropriate I have no idea. $\endgroup$ – David Oct 29 at 16:26
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    $\begingroup$ It might be worth expanding the question with some background. For instance, are you asking whether there was a period when humans or pre-humans were "naturally" monogamous, and trying to discover when & how this changed? $\endgroup$ – jamesqf Oct 30 at 16:07

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