The Origins of War: Violence in Prehistory

The Origins of War: Violence in Prehistory

Author(s): Jean Guilaine, Jean Zammit

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405112598

Online ISBN: 9780470773819

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773819

About this Book

Stretching across continents and centuries, The Origins of War: Violence in Prehistory provides a fascinating examination of executions, torture, ritual sacrifices, and other acts of violence committed in the prehistoric world.


  • Written as an accessible guide to the nature of life in prehistory and to the underpinnings of human violence.
  • Combines symbolic interpretations of archaeological remains with a medical understanding of violent acts.
  • Written by an eminent prehistorian and a respected medical doctor.

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