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Is adult life expectancy the same in hunter-gatherer tribes and in industrialized societies?

(Note: The original version of this question asked about infant mortality, not adult longevity. The question was changed several days after this answer was posted.) According to Kelly RL. 1995. The ...
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Were early hunter-gatherers monogamous?

It looks like there's no direct evidence from any pre-Neolithic culture about their sexual or marital arrangements. However, the proxy evidence is a bit more extensive: In a comparative study of 190 ...
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Is adult life expectancy the same in hunter-gatherer tribes and in industrialized societies?

It's a matter of understanding how a mean is computed. You can read whole books from Nassim Nicholas Taleb (among others) like "fooled by randomness" or "black swan" to understand why those mean ...
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Were hunter-gatherers peaceful egalitarians?

To expand on my comment, the 'egalitarian' part of the question has been mostly dealt with on hist.SE, and the answer depends on your definition of egalitarian as well as the hunter-gatherers involved....
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Is adult life expectancy the same in hunter-gatherer tribes and in industrialized societies?

It is not true. Yes, child mortality is much higher in hunter-gatherer tribes and acounts for a large increase in life expectancy at birth, but life expectancy increased in industrialized countries ...
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