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For most of human evolution, communities consisted of small nomadic bands of 40 to 50 hunter gatherers who lived in relative material scarcity be cause they could not generate, preserve, or even carry extensive surpluses.
Lethal raiding by modern hunter-gatherers, along with the new evidence, supports the view that warfare occurred among similarly nomadic bands of Stone Age people, perhaps by 60,000 years ago, Keeley says.