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Massacres during the late Linear Pottery Culture of Middle Europe

 As shown in earlier posts there are many possible explanations for the phenomenon of intra / intergroup violence during prehistoric and historic times. First evidence for murdered individuals and even massacres of a larger group of persons is available for … Continue reading

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Interpersonal Violence in Paleolithic and Mesolithic Societies

These are razor sharp microlithic arrowheads from the middle to late Ertebølle period. Such artifacts could not only be successfully used for hunting animals, but also for killing humans. Biological anthropologists argue for a continuity of an aggressive instinct from … Continue reading

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