Este Blogue é um estudo da Associação Projecto Raia Alentejana e tem como objectivo a discussão da violência em geral e da guerra na Pré-História em particular. A Arqueologia da Península Ibérica tem aqui especial relevo. Esperamos cruzar dados de diferentes campos do conhecimento com destaque para a Antropologia Social. As críticas construtivas são bem vindas neste espaço, que se espera, de conhecimento.

Guerra Primitiva\Pré-Histórica
Violência interpessoal colectiva entre duas ou mais comunidades políticas distintas, com o uso de armas tendo como objectivo causar fatalidades, por um motivo colectivo sem hipótese de compensação.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Velim: Violence and Death in Bronze Age Bohemia

Harding, Anthony
Velim is one of the most important sites of the Bronze Age of Central Europe. Dating to the end of the Middle Bronze Age, it has been known to archaeologists for many years, but it was only with the start of rescue excavations in 1984 that its wider significance became apparent, leading to a debate about its function and meaning. Opinion has been divided between those who favour a ritual explanation and those who see the extensive human skeletal material as resulting from a hostile attack. This volume describes the excavation and survey work carried out between 1992 and 1995 by a British team. In addition to the presentation of the finds, there is extensive discussion of the human and animal bone, with a consideration of its significance for our understanding of the treatment of the dead at Velim. Radiocarbon dating suggests a date for the transition to the Urnfield period earlier than traditionally accepted. The volume is a companion to that published in 2000 describing the Czech excavations between 1984 and 1995.

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