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Were hunter-gatherers peaceful egalitarians?

Peter Gray Ph.D. writes in How Hunter-Gatherers Maintained Their Egalitarian Ways: Is it true that hunter-gatherers were peaceful egalitarians? The answer is yes. During the twentieth century, ...
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Is adult life expectancy the same in hunter-gatherer tribes and in industrialized societies?

This article Common misconceptions about science II: Life expectancy says: Another common misperception about science, which is held even by many social scientists, is that, both in our ...
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Were early hunter-gatherers monogamous?

In an article, reporting on research by Mark Dyble, anthropologist, pre-agricultural human societies are described as predominantly monogamous: Only when more resources became available, did sexual ...