i was somewhere listening to a lecture by a saami archeologist in 2006 who was talking about stone-age settlements and she said she wanted to clear something up because it was a really common misconception: that ppl in pre-agrarian cultures would have fought day&night for survival
when in reality the average of active work required for that (even in our relatively hostile environment) was appr. 2h/day.
obviously the standard of living or lifetime expectancy werent very high and infant&childbirth mortality would have been pretty high but still.
it turned my head around about some things weve been taught about “work” by the settler regime.