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  1. The presence of age-set systems will be negatively associated with political centralization (90).Ritter, Madeline Lattman - The conditions favoring age-set organization, 1980 - 2 Variables

    This article reviews the theories on age-set systems and presents a cross-cultural test of Bernardi's theory regarding the development of age-sets as a response to a need for a system of integration in the context of frequent warfare. The findings do not support the hypothesis but rather point to the importance of changing group size and composition of local groups, as well as warfare, in predicting age-set systems.

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  2. Presence of age-set systems will be positively associated with fluctuation in size and composition of local group (due to warfare) (98).Ritter, Madeline Lattman - The conditions favoring age-set organization, 1980 - 1 Variables

    This article reviews the theories on age-set systems and presents a cross-cultural test of Bernardi's theory regarding the development of age-sets as a response to a need for a system of integration in the context of frequent warfare. The findings do not support the hypothesis but rather point to the importance of changing group size and composition of local groups, as well as warfare, in predicting age-set systems.

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  3. The presence of age-set systems will be negatively associated with territorially-based descent groups (90).Ritter, Madeline Lattman - The conditions favoring age-set organization, 1980 - 2 Variables

    This article reviews the theories on age-set systems and presents a cross-cultural test of Bernardi's theory regarding the development of age-sets as a response to a need for a system of integration in the context of frequent warfare. The findings do not support the hypothesis but rather point to the importance of changing group size and composition of local groups, as well as warfare, in predicting age-set systems.

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  4. Population density will be positively associated with warfare frequency (71).Kelly, Robert L. - Warless and warlike hunter-gatherers: a comparison, 2000 - 2 Variables

    This book examines the characteristics of warlike and warless foraging societies, as well as the transitional stages that occur when a society becomes warlike. Several predicted correlates of warfare frequency are supported.

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  5. Food storage will be positively associated with frequency of warfare (69).Kelly, Robert L. - Warless and warlike hunter-gatherers: a comparison, 2000 - 2 Variables

    This book examines the characteristics of warlike and warless foraging societies, as well as the transitional stages that occur when a society becomes warlike. Several predicted correlates of warfare frequency are supported.

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  6. Frequency of warfare will be negatively associated with mobility (65).Kelly, Robert L. - Warless and warlike hunter-gatherers: a comparison, 2000 - 2 Variables

    This book examines the characteristics of warlike and warless foraging societies, as well as the transitional stages that occur when a society becomes warlike. Several predicted correlates of warfare frequency are supported.

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  7. Warfare will be positively associated with female infanticide (527).Divale, William Tulio - Population, warfare, and the male supremacist complex, 1976 - 2 Variables

    This study focuses on the factors associated with the development and persistence of an ideology of male supremacy. Authors identify several realms of culture that show a clear male preference and suggest that warfare is the most significant cause of the male supremacy complex in preindustrial societies. Authors hypothesize that warfare will be positively related to female infanticide. Results support this hypothesis. Another hypothesis relating diet to warfare and infanticide is provided, but not tested.

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  8. Population density will be positively associated with frequency of warfare (71).Kelly, Raymond C. - Warless societies and the origin of war, 2000 - 2 Variables

    This book examines the difference between warless and warlike societies and attempts to determine the point at which a society becomes warlike. The author suggests that differences between warless and warlike societies are mostly organizational and hypothesizes that "unsegmented" societies, or societies that have a weaker sense of group identity and cohesion, will be more likely to be warless than "segmented" societies. Several tests are presented. Results generally support the hypothesis.

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  9. Higher frequencies of warfare will be positively associated with higher community permeability values (limited accessibility to households) (142)Peregrine, Peter N. - An archaeological correlate of war, 1993 - 2 Variables

    Using the ethnographic record, this study develops and tests the idea that community permeability may be used as an archaeological predictor of warfare. With the exception of pastoral societies, community permeability predicts warfare.

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  10. Exogamous marriage practices will be negatively related to frequency of warfare (62).Kelly, Robert L. - Warless and warlike hunter-gatherers: a comparison, 2000 - 2 Variables

    This book examines the characteristics of warlike and warless foraging societies, as well as the transitional stages that occur when a society becomes warlike. Several predicted correlates of warfare frequency are supported.

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