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書名 Prehistoric warfare and violence : quantitative and qualitative approaches / edited by Andrea Dolfini, Rachel J. Crellin, Christian Horn, Marion Uckelmann
出版項 Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2018
國際標準書號 9783319788289 (electronic bk.)
9783319788272 (paper)
國際標準號碼 10.1007/978-3-319-78828-9 doi
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說明 1 online resource (vi, 365 pages) : digital ; 24 cm
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系列 Quantitative methods in the humanities and social sciences, 2199-0956
Quantitative methods in the humanities and social sciences
附註 Introduction -- Chapter 1. Interdisciplinary approaches to prehistoric warfare and violence: Past, present, and future -- Chapter 2. Patterns of Collective Violence in the Early Neolithic of Central Europe -- Chapter 3. Perimortem lesions on human bones from the Bronze Age battlefield in the Tollense Valley: An interdisciplinary approach -- Chapter 4. Martial practices and warrior burials: Humeral asymmetry and grave goods in Iron Age male inhumations from central Italy -- Chapter 5. War and peace in Iberian prehistory: the chronology and interpretation of the depictions of violence in Levantine rock art -- Chapter 6. Fast like a war canoe: Pragmamorphism in Scandinavian rock art -- Chapter 7. "In the beginning there was the spear": Digital documentation sheds new light on Early Bronze Age spear carvings from Sweden -- Chapter 8. Rock art, secret societies, long-distance exchange, and warfare in Bronze Age Scandinavia -- Chapter 9. Body armour in the European Bronze Age -- Chapter 10. Conflict at Europe's crossroads: Analysing the social life of metal weaponry in the Bronze Age Balkans -- Chapter 11. Ritual or lethal? Bronze weapons in late Shang China -- Chapter 12. Standardised manufacture of Iron Age weaponry from Southern Scandinavia: Constructing and provenancing the Havor lance -- Chapter 13. An experimental approach to prehistoric violence and warfare?- Chapter 14. Value, craftsmanship and use in Late Bronze Age cuirasses -- Chapter 15. Untangling Bronze Age warfare: The case of Argaric society -- Chapter 16.The science of conflict
This is the first book to explore prehistoric warfare and violence by integrating qualitative research methods with quantitative, scientific techniques of analysis such as paleopathology, morphometry, wear analysis, and experimental archaeology. It investigates early warfare and violence from the standpoint of four broad, interdisciplinary themes: skeletal markers of interpersonal violence; conflict in prehistoric rock-art; the material evidence of Bronze Age warfare and violence; and the birth of armies in the Iron Age and beyond. The scope of the book has a wide-ranging chronological and geographic coverage, from early Neolithic to Late Iron Age and from Western Europe to East Asia. It includes world-renowned sites and artefact collections such as the Tollense Valley Bronze Age battlefield (Germany), the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Tanum (Sweden), and the British Museum collection of bronze weaponry from the late Shang period (China) Additionally original case studies are presented in each section by a diverse international authorship. The study of warfare and violence in prehistoric and pre-literate societies has been at the forefront of archaeological debate since the publication of Keeley's provocative monograph War Before Civilization (Oxford 1996) The problem has been approached from a number of standpoints including anthropological and behavioral studies of interpersonal violence, osteological examinations of sharp lesions and blunt-force traumas, wear analysis of ancient weaponry, and field experiments with replica weapons and armor. This research, however, is often confined within the boundaries of the various disciplines and specialist fields. In particular, a deep gulf still divides research approaches grounded in the humanities and social sciences from those based on the scientific analysis of human remains and material culture. The consequence is that, to this day, the subject is dominated by a number of undemonstrated assumptions regarding the nature of warfare, combat and violence in non-literate societies as well as the lack of functionality (or effectiveness) of early bronze weaponry and armor. Moreover, important methodological questions remain unanswered: can we securely distinguish between violence-related and accidental trauma on skeletal remains? To what extent can wear analysis shed light on long-forgotten fighting styles? Can we design meaningful combat tests based on historic martial arts? And can the study of rock-art unlock the social realities of prehistoric warfare? By breaking the mold of entrenched subject boundaries, this edited volume promotes interdisciplinary debate in the study of prehistoric warfare and violence by presenting a number of innovative approaches that integrate qualitative and quantitative methods of research and analysis
Host Item Springer eBooks
主題 Military archaeology
War -- History -- To 1500
Antiquities, Prehistoric
Statistics for Social Science, Behavorial Science, Education, Public Policy, and Law
Cultural Heritage
Alt Author Dolfini, Andrea, editor
Crellin, Rachel J., editor
Horn, Christian, editor
Uckelmann, Marion, editor
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