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Christopher Boehm: Violence in Human Evolution – Warfare and Feuding in Pleistocene Society


In this talk, Christopher Boehm (USC) discusses how today’s hunter-gatherers are used to portray likely patterns of male aggression among culturally-modern foragers in the Late Pleistocene epoch. Patterns of aggressive behavior are considered at three levels: within groups, between groups of the same ethnicity, and between groups that consider one another strangers.

[Video and text source: University of California Television (UCTV) YouTube channel]