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The bioarchaeology of violence / edited by Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, and Ventura R. Pérez ; foreword by Clark Spencer Larsen

Martin, Debra L. (redaktör/utgivare)
Harrod, Ryan P. (redaktör/utgivare)
Pérez, Ventura R. (redaktör/utgivare)
ISBN 9780813041506
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2012
Engelska xiii, 291 p.
Serie: Bioarchaeological interpretations of the human past : local, regional, and global perspectives
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  • Introduction : bioarchaeology and the study of violence / Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, and Ventura R. Pérez -- The politicization of the dead : violence as performance, politics as usual / Ventura R. Pérez -- The bioarchaeology of structural violence : a theoretical model and a case study / Haagen D. Klaus -- Deciphering violence in past societies : ethnography and the interpretation of archaeological populations / Ryan P. Harrod, Pierre Liénard, and Debra L. Martin -- The social and cultural implications of violence at Qasr Hallabat / Robert T. Montgomery and Megan Perry -- Community violence and everyday life : death at Arroyo Hondo / Ann M. Palkovich -- Bioarchaeological signatures of strife in terminal Pueblo III settlements in the northern San Juan / Kristin A. Kuckelman -- The space of war : connecting geophysical landscapes with skeletal evidence of warfare-related trauma / Heather Worne ... [et al.] -- Where are the warriors? : cranial trauma patterns and conflict among the ancient Maya / Vera Tiesler and Andrea Cucina -- Violence against women : differential treatment of local and foreign females in the heartland of the Wari empire, Peru / Tiffany A. Tung -- Meaning and the bioarchaeology of captivity, sacrifice, and cannibalism : a case study from the Mississippian period at Larson, Illinois / Mallorie A. Hatch -- Performances of imposed status : captivity at Cahokia / Kathryn M. Koziol -- Biological distance analysis in contexts of ritual violence / William N. Duncan -- Conclusion : implications and future directions / Ryan P. Harrod, Debra L. Martin, and Ventura R. Pérez.
  • "Human violence is an inescapable aspect of our society and culture. As the archaeological record clearly shows, this has always been true. What is its origin? What role does it play in shaping our behavior? How do ritual acts and cultural sanctions make violence acceptable? These and other questions are addressed by the contributors to The Bioarchaeology of Violence. Organized thematically, the volume opens by laying the groundwork for new theoretical approaches that move beyond interpretation; it then examines case studies from small-scale conflict to warfare to ritualized violence. Experts on a wide range of ancient societies highlight the meaning and motivation of past uses of violence, revealing how violence often plays an important role in maintaining and suppressing the challenges to the status quo, and how it is frequently a performance meant to be witnessed by others. The interesting and nuanced insights offered in this volume explore both the costs and the benefits of violence throughout human prehistory."--Publisher's website. 

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Social arkeologi  (sao)
Sår och skador  -- historia (sao)
Mänskliga kvarlevor  (sao)
Ceremonier  (sao)
Våld  -- historia (sao)
Human remains (Archaeology)  (LCSH)
Violence  -- History. (LCSH)
Wounds and injuries  -- History. (LCSH)
Social archaeology.  (LCSH)
Rites and ceremonies.  (LCSH)
War and society  -- History. (LCSH)
Prehistoric peoples.  (LCSH)
Rites and ceremonies  (LCSH)
Manners and customs  (LCSH)
Social archaeology  (LCSH)
Human remains (Archaeology)  (LCSH)

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