Napoleon Chagnon began his research on the Yanomamö in 1964, ultimately spending the equivalent of five years among them, one of the last isolated large tribal groups still living in conditions found at the beginning of the agricultural revolution. His groundbreaking bestselling book Yanomamö made Chagnon a household name among students of anthropology.
Rather than finding the Yanomamö to be Rousseau’s “noble savages,” he discovered them to be a violent society. Men who killed others had the most wives and offspring, their violence giving them an advantage in evolutionary terms. The prime reasons for violence, Chagnon found, were to avenge deaths and, if possible, abduct women.
|Produto sob encomenda||Sim|
|Marca||Simon & Schuster|
|Ano da edição||2013|
|Número de Páginas||544|