(Evolutionary) Theories of Warfare in Preindustrial (Foraging) Societies

Bernhard Fink bernhard.fink at aon.at
Mon Jan 13 14:26:45 EST 2003


(Evolutionary) Theories of Warfare in Preindustrial (Foraging)
Societies

JOHAN VAN DER DENNEN

Neuroendocrinology Letters,2002; 23(suppl 4):55-65

I present an inventory of theories of war causation (and on the
origin of war) in preindustrial (traditional, foraging,
`primitive', hunter-gatherer, band- and tribe-level)
societies, with emphasis on the roles of natural selection, sexual
selection and kin selection. Also the school of sociocultural
evolution is briefly discussed.

http://www.nel.edu/23_s4/NEL231002R06_van-der-Dennen.htm







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