Exchange Among Humans: Divine Supervision

@inproceedings{Ergener2020ExchangeAH,
  title={Exchange Among Humans: Divine Supervision},
  author={Resit Ergener},
  year={2020}
}
Gods did not interfere with the exchange relations among members of small, stateless hunter-gatherer groups. Cheaters would be warned and punished by the members of the small group within which exchange took place. As groups grew larger and as individuals from different groups began to trade with each other, “everybody policing everybody else” was no longer viable. Powerful individuals assumed the task of overseeing trade relations, with the cooperation of supernatural beings. Supernatural… Expand

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