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An Agta storyteller | Rodolph Schlaepfer
Behavior

Storytelling Promoted Egalitarian Values Before the Advent of Religion

Hunter-gatherers maintain storytelling traditions that predate organized religion, yet have a similar effect in helping to instill values among social groups.

Cooperation and the Evolution of Hunter-Gatherer Storytellers | Rodolph Schlaepfer
An Agta storyteller under a shelter near a campfire | Rodolph Schlaepfer
Agta people during nighttime storytelling around a campfire | Rodolph Schlaepfer
A young Agta boy reading a story that was published in a book created by the non-profit AgtaAid | Rodolph Schlaepfer