Women's status through history (to 1450)

Women's status through history has greatly changed. Before agriculture women worked by gathering food. Afterwards they mainly focused on reproducing and lost some of their status. In each belief system a woman's role is slightly different. However, it was a very male dominated society. Men ruled over women and women took care of the house. In many places a women's status or class greatly depended on the status her husband was. A women's role in society changes as new developments arise and change who is working.