War and the evolution of complex societies

A new study argues that the use of horses in warfare and other early military advances  spurred the growth of large, complex societies. Above, Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, take part in the Queen's Birthday Parade in London.
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( Adrian Dennis / AFP/Getty Images / June 16, 2007 )

A new study argues that the use of horses in warfare and other early military advances spurred the growth of large, complex societies. Above, Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, take part in the Queen's Birthday Parade in London.

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