Just as an addendum, Caleb…. Well aware of earlier matriarchal societies but talking of them tends to result in people going down rabbit roles to prove they didn’t exist.
One additional thought I had re Europeans arriving in the “New World”….
Many of my extended family in the past left the various parts of the UK to seek a better life in America… Irish escaping the the famines of the 1840s, Welsh and Scottish escaping economic oblivion, Quakers escaping political oppression to set up a new society in Pennsylvania, Entrepreneurs seeking and gaining their fortunes…
However, it occurs to me with the global tendency now to restrict freedom of movement and impose isolationism with walls….where is there to go now if you don’t fit in?
Mars Colony anyone? :)