Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective by Rick J. SchultingSticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective by Rick J. Schulting

Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective

EditorRick J. Schulting, Linda Fibiger

Hardcover | May 19, 2012

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Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective presents an up-to-date overview of the evidence for violent injuries on human skeletons of the Neolithic period in Europe, ranging from 6700 to 2000 BC. Unlike other lines of evidence - weapons, fortifications, andimagery - the human skeleton preserves the actual marks of past violent encounters. The papers in this volume are written by the experts undertaking the archaeological analysis, and present evidence from eleven European countries which provide, for the first time, the basis for a comparative approach between different regions and periods. Difficulties and ambiguities ininterpreting the evidence are also discussed, although many of the cases are clearly the outcome of conflict. Injuries often show healing, but others can be seen as the cause of death. In many parts of Europe, women and children appear to have been the victims of violence as often as adult men. The volume not only presents an excellent starting point for a new consideration of the prevalence and significance of violence in Neolithic Europe, but provides an invaluable baseline for comparisons with both earlier and later periods.
Dr Rick Schulting is an archaeologist with strong interests in bioarchaeology as a rich source of information about past peoples. His main area of research is the Mesolithic and Neolithic of western Europe. Another interest is documenting the skeletal evidence for interpersonal violence and placing this within a population perspective ...
Title:Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European PerspectiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:430 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0 inPublished:May 19, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Rick Schulting and Linda Fibiger: Skeletal evidence for interpersonal violence in Neolithic Europe: an introduction2. Torbjorn Ahlstrom and Petra Molnar: The placement of the Feathers: Violence among Sub-boreal foragers from Gotland, central Baltic Sea3. Rimantas Jankauskas: Violence in the Stone Age from an Eastern Baltic perspective4. Wieslaw Lorkiewicz: Skeletal trauma and violence among the early farmers of the North European Plain: Evidence from Neolithic settlements of the Lengyel Culture in Kuyavia, North-Central Poland5. Joachim Wahl and Iris Trautmann: The Neolithic massacre at Talheim - A pivotal find in conflict archaeology6. Maria Teschler-Nicola: The early Neolithic site Asparn/Schletz (Lower Austria): Anthropological evidence of interpersonal violence7. Jorg Orschiedt and Miriam Noel Haidle: Violence against the living, violence against the dead: Evidence of a crisis and mass cannibalism on the human remains from Herxheim, Germany8. Gundula Lidke: Violence in the Single Grave Culture of Northern Germany9. Jorg Wicke, Andreas Neubert, Ronny Bindl and Horst Bruchhaus: Injured but special: On associations between skull defects and burial treatment in the Corded Ware Culture of Central Germany10. Linda Fibiger: Investigating cranial trauma in the German Wartberg Culture11. Elisabeth Smits: Interpersonal violence in the Late Mesolithic and Middle Neolithic in the Netherlands12. Alain Beyneix: Neolithic violence in France: an overview13. Rick J Schulting: Skeletal evidence for interpersonal violence: beyond mortuary monuments in southern Britain14. Anastasia Papathanasiou: Evidence of trauma in Neolithic Greece15. Jose Ignacio Vegas, Angel Armendariz, Francisco Etxeberria, Maria Soledad Fernandez and Lourdes Herrasti: Prehistoric violence in Northern Spain: San Juan ante Portam Latinam16. Luiz Oosterbeek and Tiago Tome: Evidence of traumatic skeletal injuries in the collective burial caves of the Nabao Valley, Central Portugal17. Ana Maria Silva, Rui Boaventura, Maria Teresa Ferreira, Rui Marques: Skeletal evidence of interpersonal violence from Portuguese Late Neolithic collective burials: an overview