On Yanomamo Violence: Reply to Albert

@article{Chagnon1990OnYV,
  title={On Yanomamo Violence: Reply to Albert},
  author={Napoleon A. Chagnon},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={1990},
  volume={31},
  pages={49 - 53}
}
  • N. Chagnon
  • Published 1 February 1990
  • Philosophy
  • Current Anthropology
Albert's (CA 30:637-40) criticism of my I988 article on Yanomamo violence and warfare is a repetition and elaboration of earlier arguments (see Carneiro da Cunha I989) to which I have already responded (Chagnon I989a, c). This recent piece contains data and arguments that presumably informed the earlier statements, as well as a few items obtained from Jacques Lizot as personal communications or from Lizot's then-unpublished similar critique (i 989). These statements and Ferguson's (i989… 

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