Inter-group violence among early Holocene hunter-gatherers of West Turkana, Kenya

  title={Inter-group violence among early Holocene hunter-gatherers of West Turkana, Kenya},
  author={M. Lahr and F. Rivera and R. Power and A. Mounier and B. Copsey and F. Crivellaro and J. Edung and J. M. Fernandez and C. Kiarie and J. Lawrence and A. Leakey and E. Mbua and H. Miller and A. Muigai and D. M. Mukhongo and A. V. Baelen and R. Wood and j.-L. Schwenninger and R. Gr{\"u}n and H. Achyuthan and A. Wilshaw and R. Foley},
  • M. Lahr, F. Rivera, +19 authors R. Foley
  • Published 2016
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The nature of inter-group relations among prehistoric hunter-gatherers remains disputed, with arguments in favour and against the existence of warfare before the development of sedentary societies. Here we report on a case of inter-group violence towards a group of hunter-gatherers from Nataruk, west of Lake Turkana, which during the late Pleistocene/early Holocene period extended about 30 km beyond its present-day shore. Ten of the twelve articulated skeletons found at Nataruk show evidence of… CONTINUE READING
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