Este Blogue 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.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Milner - Warfare in prehistoric and early historic eastern North America

Warfare in prehistoric and early historic eastern North America
George R. Milner1
(1) Department of Anthropology, The Pennsylvania State University, 16802 University Park, Pennsylvania

Journal Journal of Archaeological Research
Publisher Springer Netherlands
ISSN 1059-0161 (Print) 1573-7756 (Online)
Issue Volume 7, Number 2 / June, 1999
DOI 10.1007/BF02446275
Pages 105-151
Subject Collection Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
SpringerLink Date Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Recent criticisms of the use of historically and ethnographically recorded conflicts as models for warfare in prehistoric times force archaeologists to reexamine assumptions about the frequency, severity, and effects of intergroup fighting. In eastern North America, skeletons of victims and palisaded settlements—the only information consistently available on intergroup hostilities—indicate that the prevalence of conflicts varied greatly over time and space. Occasionally the attacks, typically ambushes of small numbers of people, cumulatively resulted in numerous casualties. Variation in palisade strength is consistent with the organizational structure and warrior mobilization potential of late prehistoric societies in different parts of the Eastern Woodlands.

Key Words eastern North America - prehistory - warfare - trauma - palisades

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