Did Warfare Among Ancestral Hunter-Gatherers Affect the Evolution of Human Social Behaviors?

@article{Bowles2009DidWA,
  title={Did Warfare Among Ancestral Hunter-Gatherers Affect the Evolution of Human Social Behaviors?},
  author={S. Bowles},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={324},
  pages={1293 - 1298}
}
  • S. Bowles
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Science
  • War and Peace? Modern behavior, including the development of advanced tools, musical instruments, and art, seems to have arisen in humans in stages. The earliest hints are seen in Africa about 70 to 90,000 years ago, but later in Europe about 45,000 years ago. An ongoing discussion centers on the origins and significance of human prosociality. During early human development, could the benefits of altruistic behavior have outweighed its costs (see the Perspective by Mace)? Bowles (p. 1293… CONTINUE READING

    Topics from this paper.

    Punishment sustains large-scale cooperation in prestate warfare
    • 228
    • PDF
    Intergroup Aggression in Chimpanzees and War in Nomadic Hunter-Gatherers
    • 182
    • PDF
    Cooperative breeding in South American hunter–gatherers
    • 226
    • PDF

    References

    Publications referenced by this paper.
    SHOWING 1-10 OF 64 REFERENCES