For one thing, some societies practiced infanticide, killing primarily female infants, and creating a scarcity of women.
For another, among those tribes and nations who were constantly at war with each other, there would inevitably be a scarcity of men in proportion to the women.
In the early developmental stages of courtship, those tribal cultures that permitted their young to have some role in the selection of their mates might dictate that if there were two or more suitors for the hand of a woman, the men would have to wrestle and fight for the opportunity to become the victorious husband.
These struggles were seldom to the death, but were in keeping with the custom among various peoples of forcing young men to undergo tests of endurance before granting them permission to marry.
In either case, quite likely the women involved in the union probably had been captives before they were wives.
Although these marital circumstances may have existed for quite some time among early humans, there are a number of reasons why neither polygamy nor polyandry could have survived as universal or general practices.
Che: Argentines use this familiar, emphatic term to get the attention of the listener.
Many anthropologists and social historians have expressed their views that early humans practiced polygamy (one man with several women in the marriage union) or polyandry (several men with one woman).
Argentines are very informal, especially young people, and will often respond at the last minute—if at all.”Tea Etiquette: “If you are drinking , (thank you) it means you don’t want to be served any more.”Kissing: “It’s very common for the Argentines, especially women, to greet and bid farewell with a kiss.
No matter how many people are at a party or friendly get-together, the most appropriate thing to do when you arrive is to greet each person with a kiss.
Biologists have long noted that among the lower animals the natural instinct is to protect the young and supply food for their subsistence.
Before humankind began to gather in clans and tribes, what passed for courtship was likely a raid on a distant group of humans that resulted in the capture of a woman who was forced to participate against her will in an instant marriage.
True courtship practices between the sexes did not exist to any great extent, and feelings of fondness or affection, if they entered into the equation at all, resulted from compatibility extended over a period of time.