The social role of hobbling and torture: Violence in the prehistoric Southwest.

@article{Osterholtz2012TheSR,
  title={The social role of hobbling and torture: Violence in the prehistoric Southwest.},
  author={Anna J. Osterholtz},
  journal={International journal of paleopathology},
  year={2012},
  volume={2 2-3},
  pages={
          148-155
        }
}
Violent interaction as a form of non-verbal communication has three distinct actors: aggressors, victims and witnesses. Social identities of individuals within these groups are negotiated and enforced through performative violence such as hobbling or torture. Sacred Ridge site is a habitation site occupied during the Pueblo I period, sometime between AD 710 and 825. An assemblage consisting of 14,882 bone commingled fragments representing at least 33 individuals was discovered during excavation… CONTINUE READING

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