(Evolutionary) Theories of warfare in preindustrial (foraging) societies.

  Vol. 23 (Suppl 4) 2002 Neuro endocrinology letters Journal Article   2002; 23(Suppl 4): 55-65 PubMed PMID:  12496736    Citation  Keywords:  Biological Evolution, Cultural Evolution, Ethnology, Humans, Selection, Genetic, Sex Characteristics, Social Behavior, Warfare,.   

: I present an inventory of theories of war causation (and on the origin of war) in preindustrial (traditional, foraging, 'primitive', hunter-gatherer, band- and tribe-level) societies, with emphasis on the roles of natural selection, sexual selection and kin selection. Also the school of sociocultural evolution is briefly discussed.

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