Title

Violence and warfare in the European Mesolithic and Paleolithic

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

12-1-2015

Publication Title

Re-Examining A Pacified Past: Violence and Warfare Among Hunter- Gatherers

ISBN

978-1611329407

Abstract

How did warfare originate? Was it human genetics? Social competition? The rise of complexity? Intensive study of the long-term hunter-gatherer past brings us closer to an answer. The original chapters in this volume examine cultural areas on five continents where there is archaeological, ethnographic, and historical evidence for hunter-gatherer conflict despite high degrees of mobility, small populations, and relatively egalitarian social structures. Their controversial conclusions will elicit interest among anthropologists, archaeologists, and those in conflict studies

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