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Did Primitive Communism Exist?

6:30pm Wednesday 3rd October, Upstairs in The Owain Glyndwr

When humans emerged as a distinct species between 260,000 and 350,000 years ago, give or take, we did so in complete equality. Women were respected, women were leaders. Class did not exist, there was no state, and there was no war. It was communism, but with the coming of agriculture, with food storage and surplus, came priests to shame us, politicians to rule us, and armed men to oppress us.

That’s what Engles claimed in his Origins of the Family, Private Property and the State, and since the birth of modern anthropology it has been disputed and dissected. In our next meet up we’ll look at the arguments on how our hunter gatherer ancestors lived by anthropologists who want a communist future, to see if there was a communist past.

All Welcome:

6:30pm Wednesday 3rd October, Upstairs in The Owain Glyndwr

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