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Hunter-Gatherers and the Origins of Religion

Published in the journal Human Nature, Sept. 2016, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 261-282
by Hervey C. Peoples, Pavel Duda, Frank W. Marlowe
Abstract
Recent studies of the evolution of religion have revealed the cognitive underpinnings of belief in supernatural agents, the role of ritual in promoting cooperation, and the

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Subsistence and the Evolution of Religion

Cover Human Nature Volume 23 Number 3

Peoples, HC and Marlowe, FW, Human Nature, 2012, DOI 10.1007/s12110-012-9148-6
Abstract: We present a cross-cultural analysis showing that the presence of an active or moral High God in societies varies generally along a continuum from lesser to greater technological complexity and subsistence productivity. Foragers are least likely

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