Paleolithic

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleolithic

“Middle Paleolithic societies, unlike Lower Paleolithic and early Neolithic ones, consisted of bands that ranged from 20 to 30 or 25 to 100 members and were usually nomadic.[2][42][43] These bands were formed by several families. Bands sometimes joined together into larger “macrobands” for activities such as acquiring mates and celebrations or where resources were abundant.[2] By the end of the Paleolithic era, about 10,000 BP people began to settle down into permanent locations, and began to rely on agriculture for sustenance in many locations.”

“Endemic warfare is the state of continual, low-threshold warfare in a tribal warrior society. Endemic warfare is often highly ritualized and plays an important function in assisting the formation of a social structure among the tribes’ men by proving themselves in battle”

“Warfare serves the function of easing intra-group tensions and has aspects of a game, or “overenthusiastic football”.[3] Especially Dugum Dani “battles” have a conspicuous element of play, with one documented instance of a battle interrupted when both sides were distracted by throwing stones at a passing cuckoo dove”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endemic_warfare

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