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Emergent Warfare in Our Evolutionary Past

1st Edition

By Nam C Kim, Marc Kissel

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218 pages

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Description

Why do we fight? Have we always been fighting one another? This book examines the origins and development of human forms of organized violence from an anthropological and archaeological perspective. Kim and Kissel argue that human warfare is qualitatively different from forms of lethal, intergroup violence seen elsewhere in the natural world, and that its emergence is intimately connected to how humans evolved and to the emergence of human nature itself.

Table of Contents

Foreword – Lawrence H. Keeley

1. Peering into the Abyss

2. Dropping into the Rabbit Hole

3. The Recent, the Ancient, and the Very Ancient Past

4. The Ice Age World

5. Insights from Genomic Research

6. The Onset of Human Variability and Emergent Warfare

7. The Durability of Peace

8. There and Back Again

About the Authors/Editor

Nam C. Kim is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

Marc Kissel is a Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, USA.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC002000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General