Prehistory of NA Test 1 Readings

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Prehistory of NA Test 1 Readings
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  1. forager warfare definition
    socially sanctioned lethal conflict between independent polities
  2. forager characteristics
    • small
    • highly mobile
    • egalitarian
    • do not store food
  3. carrying capacity  & Resource stress
    are important determinants of warfare behavior
  4. female capture
    due to sex ratio imbalance bc of female infanticide
  5. nonfarmers and foragers come in to contact with farmers
    • numbers decline
    • acquire new technology to raise carrying capacity
  6. reason for warfare
    to increase carrying capacity
  7. warfare was
    • existent with foragers
    • lethal
    • invested time and costs
    • patterned for revenge and desire to win
  8. carrying capacity
    max population size the environment can sustain indefinitely, given available resources in environment.
  9. paleoamerican skeletons
    • interpersonal violence
    • nonlethal
    • males outlived females
    • males more robust, females gracile
    • males biochemically aggressive
    • novelty and risk taking behavior
    • females domesticated men

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