Re: On the origin of .... war

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    Dear Vincent,

    > Looking at
    > tribal societies what do we see- lots of little tribes in relatively close
    > proximity but with different languages, customs and beliefs, but all sharing
    > basic hierarchical structures and so on.

    Isn't hierarchical structure largely a function of the size of the
    society? Perhaps with tribal cultures we are better off talking about
    status differences than hierarchical structures. To get anything like
    what we recognize as hierarchies don't you need a large agricultural



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