Welcome to Christopher Hallpike's Website

This is the website of the English and Canadian anthropologist C.R.Hallpike, whose work covers a period of fifty years, and is unusually wide-ranging and diverse. Apart from extensive field work in Ethiopia and Papua New Guinea, he has made distinctive contributions to some of the most fundamental problems in the subject: cultural relativism, social evolution, primitive thought, the nature of religion, warfare, moral development, and even the origins of modern science. Please click here to see a list of his academic publications.

C.R. Hallpike's book On Primitive Society, and Other Forbidden Topics is available.  Please click here buy, and to download papers.

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