Have humans always fought and killed each other, or did they peacefully coexist until organized states developed? Keith F. Otterbein draws on primate behavior research, archaeological research, and data gathered from the Human Relations Area Files for this study.
Keith F. Otterbein is a professor of anthropology at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York, and a director of the Human Relations Area Files. A resident of Williamsville, New York, he has written many articles and three books on warfare, feuding, and capital punishment.
1. Introduction; 2. Perspectives On How War Originated; 3. Early Humans; 4. Hunters And Gatherers; 5. Early Agriculturalists; 6. Four Pristine States And Their Warfare; 7. Early States; 8. Tribes; 9. Conclusion
." . . a major contribution to the understanding of how and why warfare came into being."--Robert B. Edgerton, University of California
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