Troubled Times: Violence and Warfare in the Past

Troubled Times: Violence and Warfare in the Past

by David W. Frayer
     
 

ISBN-10: 9056995340

ISBN-13: 9789056995348

Pub. Date: 02/01/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Evidence amassed in Troubled Times indicates that, much like in the modern world, violence was not an uncommon aspect of prehistoric dispute resolution. From the civilizations of the American Southwest to the Mesolithic of Central Europe, the contributors examine violence in hunter-gatherer as well as state societies from both the New and Old Worlds.

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Evidence amassed in Troubled Times indicates that, much like in the modern world, violence was not an uncommon aspect of prehistoric dispute resolution. From the civilizations of the American Southwest to the Mesolithic of Central Europe, the contributors examine violence in hunter-gatherer as well as state societies from both the New and Old Worlds.
Drawing upon cross-cultural analyses, archaeological data, and skeletal remains, this collection of papers offers evidence of domestic violence, homicide, warfare, cannibalism, and ritualized combat among ancient peoples. Beyond the physical evidence, various models and explanations for violence in the past are explored.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789056995348
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/1998
Series:
War and Society - ISSN 1069-8043 Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.83(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series
Foreword
Introduction
List of Contributors
1Violence in the Ethnographic Record: Results of Cross-Cultural Research on War and Aggression1
2Violence Against Women: Raiding and Abduction in Prehistoric Michigan21
3Violence Against Women in the La Plata River Valley (A.D. 1000-1300)45
4Patterns of Violence in Prehistoric Hunter-gatherer Societies of Coastal Southern California77
5Violence and Gender in Early Italy111
6Wife Beating, Boxing, and Broken Noses: Skeletal Evidence for the Cultural Patterning of Violence145
7Ofnet: Evidence for a Mesolithic Massacre181
8Evidence for Human Sacrifice, Bone Modification and Cannibalism in Ancient Mexico217
9Osteological Indications of Warfare in the Archaic period of the Western Tennessee Valley241
10The Evolution of Northwest Coast Warfare267
11Frontier Warfare in the Early Neolithic303
12Violence and War in Prehistory321
Index357

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