Thanks Chandler.  I will look forward to reading Richard Lee's article This is obviously a very important question. 

On Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 9:24 AM, Chandler Davis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
It's a good article, Kamran.  A much fuller study and analysis by Richard Lee is forthcoming, I understand; I'll send a link to the list when it is ready. Richard looks at the evidence for & against two these: that foraging societies are especially violence-prone, and that pre-agricultural humanity had more aggression than today's. Evidently, contemporary evidence is more direct than archeological; but as contemporary foraging societies are very few and not free of influence from neighbors, the evidence from them is tricky in a different way: there is a trade-off.  Richard earns our gratitude for conscientious examination of the mountains of evidence--- more than I imagined existed.


On 19/07/2015 10:59 PM, Kamran Nayeri wrote: