Violence And Warfare Among Hunter-gatherers

Editor Mark W Allen, Terry L Jones

Left Coast Press | June 30, 2014 | Hardcover |

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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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Dimensions: 391 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0.79 in

Published: June 30, 2014

Publisher: Left Coast Press

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 1611329396

ISBN - 13: 9781611329391

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Violence And Warfare Among Hunter-gatherers

Editor Mark W Allen, Terry L Jones

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 391 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0.79 in

Published: June 30, 2014

Publisher: Left Coast Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1611329396

ISBN - 13: 9781611329391

Table of Contents

Part One. A Neglected Anthropology: Hunter-Gatherer Violence and Warfare Chapter 1: Hunter-Gatherer Conflict: The Last Bastion of the Pacified Past? Mark W. Allen and Terry L. Jones Chapter 2: Forager Warfare and Our Evolutionary Past Steven A. LeBlanc Part Two. Violence and Warfare among Mobile Foragers Chapter 3: Violence and Warfare in the European Paleolithic and Mesolithic Elizabeth Hutton Estabrook Chapter 4: Wild-Type Colonizers and High Levels of Violence among Paleoamericans James C. Chatters Chapter 5: Foragers and War in Contact-Era New Guinea. Paul B. Roscoe Chapter 6: Scales of Warfare and Violence in Australia: Fighting Foragers and Collectors in Conflict. Mark W. Allen Chapter 7: Conflict and Territoriality in Aboriginal Australia. Colin Pardoe Chapter 8: Conflict and Interpersonal Violence in Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Populations from Southern South America. Florencia Gordón Chapter 9: Warfare and Expansion: An Ethnohistoric Perspective on the Numic Spread. (Reprint of article from 1986 published in Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology (8:65–82). (Permission to reprint received) Mark Q. Sutton) Chapter 10: Large Game Exploitation at the Boundaries: Modeling and Measuring Competition and Conflict with Geochemistry R. Kelly Beck,, Frank E. Bayham, and Deana Grimstead Chapter 11: Wait & Parry: Archaeological Evidence for Hunter-Gatherer Defensive Behavior in the Interior Northwest Kenneth C. Reid Chapter 12: Violence and Warfare in the
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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.

About the Author

Mark W. Allen is Professor of Anthropology at California State Polytechnic University at Pomona. He has been studying the anthropology of warfare since 1988 when he began dissertation research on the prehistory of the New Zealand Maori. He has also studied prehistoric violence among hunter-gatherers in the Great Basin, California, the American Southwest, and Australia. He co-edited The Archaeology of Warfare: Prehistories of Raiding and Conquest and has also recently published a synthesis of prehistoric warfare and violence in California. Terry L. Jones is Professor of Anthropology at California State Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo. He has published over 60 scholarly articles in major research journals as well as monographs and edited volumes including Prehistoric California: Archaeology and the Myth of Paradise (with L. Mark Raab), California Prehistory: Colonization, Culture, and Complexity (with Kathryn Klar), and Contemporary Issues in California Archaeology (with Jennifer Perry). Jones is founding editor of the journal California Archaeology.
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