Social complexity, inequality and war before farming: congruence of comparative forager and archaeological data

Douglas P. Fry*, Charles A. Keith, Patrik Söderberg

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This chapter examines the origins of warfare as a correlate with social inequality and other features of social complexity. It addresses two interrelated questions. How old is war? And what are the driv-ers of the origins of war? The chapter draws upon both comparative forager and archaeological data to explore these questions
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial inequality before farming?
Subtitle of host publicationMultidisciplinary approaches to the study of social organization in prehistoric and ethnographic hunter-gatherer-fisher societies
EditorsLuc Moreau
Place of PublicationCambridge, UK
PublisherMcdonald institute for archaeological research
Chapter18
Pages303-320
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-913344-00-9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2020
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

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