Broad supernatural punishment but not moralizing high gods precede the evolution of political complexity in Austronesia

Proceedings of the Royal Society B Vol/Iss. 282 Published In Pages: ??
By Watts, Joseph, Greenhill, Simon J. , Atkinson, Quentin D., Currie, Thomas E., Bulbulia, Joseph, Gray, Russell D.


The presence of moralizing high gods facilitates and sustains high political complexity (2, 5).


Authors compare models to test alternative causal hypotheses.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
reversible-jump Markov chain Monte Carlo analysisNot SupportedNot ApplicableUNKNOWNUNKNOWN