As a genetic/cultural reference according to 23andme. My dominant paternal haplogroup goes to northern Ireland and Scotland and to the highly patriarchal society of medieval Ireland and Niall of the Nine Hostages. My dominant maternal haplogroup goes to widely spread Europian, Mediterranean and a 10th century female Viking warrior who’s burial artifacts indicate that she was a high ranking military strategist. I also have 279 genetic variants that can be traced to the Neanderthals. Basically I’m a white guy. Medium is a sea of articles telling us how bad that is.
The Na of China and I share a basic humanity but have a very different genetic makeup. They probably have little in common with the dominant Han. Genetics are not shackles, but they are an influence. I am from a long line of warlike cultures. All of that goes to the question, are you making an apples to apples or apples to oranges comparison/relationship when speaking of small hunter-gatherer societies and the long dominant warrior societies?
None of this is to say that the war-like, male patriarchal hierarchical society represents a Utopian Shangri-La in my opinion and I’m not making an argument for it. It obviously doesn’t. But it is the most recent block of human evolution. Not an easy transition indeed.
In Sebastian Junger’s book “Tribe” he points out that people become cooperative in times of disaster. Perhaps it will take something on the scale of a Biblical Armageddon event to push humanity to beat their swords into plowshares.
Again, I look forward to your researched report that may be pushed out due to your latest large project.