Bioarchaeological contributions to the study of violence.

  title={Bioarchaeological contributions to the study of violence.},
  author={Debra L. Martin and Ryan P Harrod},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={156 Suppl 59},
The bioarchaeological record has an abundance of scientific evidence based on skeletal indicators of trauma to argue for a long history of internal and external group conflict. However, the findings also suggest variability, nuance, and unevenness in the type, use, and meaning of violence across time and space and therefore defy generalizations or easy quantification. Documenting violence-related behaviors provides an overview of the often unique and sometimes patterned cultural use of violence… CONTINUE READING