The Archaeology of War: A North American Perspective

  title={The Archaeology of War: A North American Perspective},
  author={Patricia M Lambert},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Research},
  • P. Lambert
  • Published 1 September 2002
  • Geography
  • Journal of Archaeological Research
This article reviews recent archaeological research on warfare in prestate societies of native North America. This survey comprises six regions: Arctic/Subarctic, Northwest Coast, California, Southwest/Great Basin, Great Plains, and Eastern Woodlands. Two lines of evidence, defensive settlement behavior and injuries in human skeletal remains, figure prominently in archaeological reconstructions of violence and warfare in these regions. Burning of sites and settlements also has been important… Expand
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