Helga Vierich
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Helga Vierich replied to Abraham Heinemann's discussion 'why did Homo sapiens allow permanent and intractable systems of inequality to first take root?'
"The data on human inter-group behavior worldwide indicates that alliances and friendships are at least as common as hostility and enmity.   That many hunter-gatherer ethnographic reports indicate alliances and friendships between different…"
Apr 15
Helga Vierich replied to Abraham Heinemann's discussion 'why did Homo sapiens allow permanent and intractable systems of inequality to first take root?'
"Is the term hierarchy the correct one in this case?   The term is synonymous with “pecking order” and has often been used to describe the way dominance of one animal over another in a ranked system is related to access to food…"
Apr 15
Helga Vierich replied to Abraham Heinemann's discussion 'why did Homo sapiens allow permanent and intractable systems of inequality to first take root?'
"Note that there is a big difference in claiming that hunter-gatherers did not often engage in warfare and claiming that they were non-violent.  The former claim is verifiable and upheld by the archaeological and ethnographic evidence - the…"
Apr 15
Helga Vierich is now a member of Open Anthropology Cooperative
Oct 17, 2013

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University of Toronto/ Yellowhead Tribal College

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