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A History of Violence by Steven Pinker at TEDxNewEngland, 2012. YouTube:ANTH 145 Intro to World Prehistory, Essay 2, Violence and HumanityDue Date: 11:55 PM, Monday, April 18, Upload to the assignment on Sakai Instructions-Points will be deducted if you fail to follow these instructions. - Please upload your essay to the Assignment section of Sakai.- Submit the assignment as a Word document; no PDFs.- Include your last name, class, and Essay 2 in the file name, e.g., Smith_Anth145_Essay_2. - Include your name at the top of your essays.Your essay must be:- No more than 5 double-spaced pages of text, not including bibliography. - 12-point font- 1.25-inch margins- In the text, please cite sources for facts or interpretations that aren’t yours, for example (Lee 1993: p 33).- NO COVER PAGE please- Include a bibliography of references cited; you can use any format for this. Write a well-organized, concise, evidence-based essay addressing these questions: (1) Do you agree with Pinker that the rise of modern states and other civilizing processed have resulted a decline in war and other forms of violence? (2) Is our contemporary world far more peaceful than our ancient past? (3) Or do you agree with Haas, Piscitelli, and Gray? Assigned Readings and Video for Essay 2- On the Decline of War by Stephen Pinker (pdf posted on Readings for Rec Sec and Essay 2 Readings/Resources/Sakai)- Chapter 6 in The Fifth Begin by Robert Kelley- The Prehistory of Warfare by Jonathan Haas & Matthew Piscitelli (pdf posted on Readings for Rec Sec and Essay 2 Readings/Resources/Sakai)- Steven Pinker is Wrong about Violence and War by John Gray- (https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/mar/13/john-gray-steven-pinker-wrong-violence-war-declining) .- A History of Violence by Steven Pinker at TEDxNewEngland, 2012. YouTube:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjT4HlNJNgI Grading:A+ Excellent paper which demonstrates a mastery of the subject and writing. A Excellent paper with only minor problems, such as mechanical errors or typos.B Good paper but has some limitations. C Problems with writing and organization, doesn’t cover the question thoroughly, and/or has factual errors.D Major problems with writing, doesn’t cover the subject, no conclusion or introduction, hard to follow. Total Points = 100, out of 1,000 for the class- 20 points Sentence structure, grammar, spelling, formatting, citations, and number of typos. Also includes the instructions listed in the bullet points. - 20 points Organization and clarity of presentation. Is the writing clear and concise, and is the essay well organized? Does the paper have a good introduction and conclusion? - 20 points Thoroughness and accuracy. Did the student get the facts right? Has the student covered the subject thoroughly? - 30 points Evaluation and argumentation. Does the student present a logical argument based on specific evidence? Are the conclusions well reasoned and clearly expressed? - 10 points Does the essay demonstrate independent thinking, rather than just reporting other people’s

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