A bit harsh on Meade. It is true that Meade many of the things that Meade.said were later shown not be supported by facts, but it may be the case of simply seeing f what she wanted to see rather than outright invention.@ Tamnuz
"The Melanesian Trobriander, a hunter-gatherer-society, were found fully ignorant of fatherhood by ethnologist Malinowksi in the early 20th century."
The Trobrian population is agricultural not hunter gatherers ,
their culture has been used as some kind of Rousseauist ideal paradise of free sex and peacefulness
only one problem , it's a completely invented lie .
from Malinovsky to Margaret Mead the need to have an example of their theories made them invent one
Mead in particular would have her "research" throw out today as little more than fiction
but since it fitted the wishes and careers of their Academia circles , the lies were upheld , the critics silenced
...until discretely her thesis were gently laid to rest
But it is true that most of her.claims were wrong, and her work should be dumped in the trash heap of bad field work and theory, much like Lamark's theories.