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.
High political complexity has coevolved with broad supernatural punishment (2, 5).
The analysis compared independent and dependent models for the evolution of the traits. The results support a dependent (coevolved) relationship. This is backed up by the fact that political complexity was only present in cultures with broad supernatural punishment.
|reversible-jump Markov chain Monte Carlo analysis||Supported||Not Applicable||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN|
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|High Political Complexity (two Or More Levels Of Jurisdictional Hierarchy Beyond Local Community)||Association||Territorial Hierarchy|
|Presence/absence Broad Supernatural Punishment||Association||Spirits And Gods|