All right! Happy New Year! It feels good to be drawing again.
That face in the last panel will follow me into my nightmares.
Too bad you didn’t do a comic on Halloween. That’s awesome!
Are there compelling theories as to why modern hunter gatherer groups might experience such disproportionate rates of violence that earlier groups did not?
“Paleolithic humans were about as violent as civilized humans are becoming today.” The evidence that I know of indicates the opposite, that before agriculture, the murder rate was about 2%, same as the other primates. Then when agriculture was invented, the homicide rate shot up. Then with the rise of police forces and prisons, it declined down to below paleolithic levels. https://arstechnica.com/science/2016/09/controversial-study-pins-humans-murderous-ways-on-our-primate-ancestors/