Why Men Kill: The Evolution of Violence and the Origins of War
1 hour 16 minutes 15 seconds
Anthropology | Archaeological Anthropology | Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | History | Peace and Conflict Studies | Psychology | Social and Cultural Anthropology
Dr. Herbert Maschner (research professor of anthropology at Idaho State University) discusses the ultimate foundations of group conflict in human history, taking an approach that integrates social anthropology, history, archaeology, primatology, and evolutionary biology and psychology. Using historical, anthropological, and archaeological examples, Maschner looks at the history of warfare at every scale of society and reviews the propensity of warfare and violence under different kinds of social structures.
This lecture is the 10th annual anthropology lecture at Linfield College. The annual anthropology lecture showcases diverse perspectives from all four subfields of anthropology.
Maschner, Herbert, "Why Men Kill: The Evolution of Violence and the Origins of War" (2014). PLACE Lecture Series. Video File. Submission 34.