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Hopewell prove humans can be less violent

Nov 13, 2016 - The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)

Are humans intrinsically violent, or is our frequent violent behavior a product of the cultures in which we grow up?

A team of Spanish biologists led by Jose Maria Gomez at the University of Granada investigated the evolutionary roots of human lethal violence and published the results in the Oct. 13 issue of the journal Nature.

Gomez and his co-authors looked at levels of lethal violence in 1,024 species of mammals and in more than 600 human populations from 50,000 years ago to the p...