I tried to be generous by saying that we were speaking about apples and oranges, but I guess that was wasted. You don’t know what you are talking about and have presented no evidence of any kind to support anything you’ve said. “However the remains of prehistoric people show that they have lived a violent life.” Prove it! Because the citation you made was not for Paleolithic people. In fact, the data only started about the same time that the Paleolithic era ended. Doubling down on faulty assumptions doesn’t make you look intelligent.

Humans are a highly social species. At that stage, they didn’t own anything worth fighting over. Women mated with multiple men, so you weren’t even fighting over that. Neighboring clans traded people occasionally to guard against inbreeding. It was a highly cooperative and egalitarian society because there was no reason not to be and that was what was best for the clan. And I’ve already posted many citations to that from archeologists. You’ve presented squat except your say-so and an article about an entirely different era.

As I said before, there is no more point in talking about this because you aren’t being rational or reasonable, so there is no actual conversation that can take place. If you have any intellectual curiosity at all (rather than just the desire to win) you’ll read those two books I cited to you and see if there is anything in them that you find persuasive.

I’ll leave you with this quote, already linked to you once before from the Museum of Ancient and Modern Art,

“The Great Goddess, the Divine Ancestress, was worshiped as far back as the Upper Paleolithic about 25,000 BC — not 7000 BC as had been previously believed by archaeologists and scholars based on archaeological evidence. The last Goddess temples were closed about 500 AD.

Archaeological evidence proves that the Goddess religion existed and flourished in the Near and Middle East for thousands of years before the arrival of the patriarchal Abraham, first prophet of the male deity Yahweh.”

Edit: And this as well from the Brooklyn Museum:

“Many societies have worshipped the Fertile Goddess as the supreme site of fertility, motherhood, and the creation of life. The earliest proof comes from archaeological finds — paintings and figurines of women with exaggerated secondary sexual characteristics, which emphasize fertility. Famous pieces, such as the Venus of Lespugue and the Venus of Willendorf are Upper Paleolithic (30,000–10,000 B.C.E.) examples that may have been worshipped as goddesses. Scholars have suggested that they may have been sculpted by women looking down at their own bodies. These figures are assumed to be pregnant because Paleolithic and Neolithic (around 10,000 B.C.E.) people did not have enough fatty foods in their diet to be able to attain that weight. These types of female votive figures were widely produced and worshipped by very early civilizations such as the Indus Valley Civilization, also called the Harappan Civilization (2500–1500 B.C.E. in modern day Pakistan and Northern India), and ancient Sumer (3500–2025 B.C.E. present-day southeastern Iraq) at a time when men were only depicted as infants or children.”

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