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Prehistoric Warfare and Violence: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Andrea Dolfini, Rachel Crellin


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This is the first book to explore prehistoric warfare and violence by integrating qualitative research methods with quantitative, scientific techniques of analysis such as paleopathology, morphometry, wear analysis, and experimental archaeology. It investigates early warfare and violence from the standpoint of four broad interdisciplinary themes: skeletal markers of violence and weapon training; conflict in prehistoric rock-art; the material culture of conflict; and intergroup violence in archaeological discourse. The book has a wide-ranging chronological and geographic scope, from early Neolithic to late Iron Age and from Western Europe to East Asia. It includes world-renowned sites and artefact collections such as the Tollense Valley Bronze Age battlefield (Germany), the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Tanum (Sweden), and the British Museum collection of bronze weaponry from the late Shang period (China). Original case studies are presented in each section by a diverse international authorship.

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Editor(s): Dolfini A, Crellin RJ, Horn C, Uckelmann M

Publication type: Edited Book

Publication status: Published

Series Title:

Year: 2018

Number of Pages: 365

Print publication date: 08/07/2018

Acceptance date: 05/09/2017

Publisher: Springer

Place Published: New York


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-78828-9

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ISBN: 9783319788272