Below, Peter Turchin discusses the book by Robert Bellah. Religion in Human Evolution which in turn refers to Boehm’s Hierarchy of the Forest, a classic on hunter-gathering egalitarianism.
This is a must-read review from Peter Turchin’s article, Religion and Empire in the Axial Age. (an Invited Article for Religion, Brain & Behavior.)P2P Foundation Researching, documenting and promoting peer to peer practices
The Historical Origins of Inequality