Published: October 2017
The new science of battlefield archaeology offers a dynamic approach to investigating conflict in the past, providing answers that cannot be obtained through conventional evidence such as written records, Human osteoarchaeology - the scientific study of human remains - has undergone tremendous advances in recent years and is similarly able to answer questions that cannot be addressed through any other line of evidence, This book, the first of its type for a general readership, brings these two fields of study together to provide an important overview of the value of skeletal remains as evidence for past conflicts, How are weapon injuries recognized in preserved bones?, How do healed injuries differ from fatal wounds?, How has violence been used in different societies and what role has it played?, How far back does human conflict go? Is war a recent behaviour or an age-old phenomenon rooted in our evolutionary past?, All these questions and more are addressed in this cutting edge volume that covers human development from the earliest times to the dawn of the modern era Book jacket.
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