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Emergent Warfare in Our Evolutionary Past

By Nam C Kim, Marc Kissel

© 2018 – Routledge

222 pages

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Hardback: 9781629582665
pub: 2018-02-22

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Why do we fight? Have we always been fighting one another? Emergent Warfare in Our Evolutionary Past examins the origins and development of human forms of organized violence. Kim and Kissel argue that human warefare 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 to the emergence of human nature itself. The book offers an introduction to the evolution of organized violence, along with its relationship to our evolution as a species, from an anthropological and archaeological perspective.

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

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Subject Categories

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