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Inter-group Violence of Holocene West Turkana Hunter-gatherers

West Turkana Kenya Holocene Inter-group Violence

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#1 Tom Kellie

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 08:14 AM



~ This letter published in Nature explains the significance of 10,000 year-old human remains found near Nataruk in Kenya's West Turkana region. Both male and female remains were found as well as children.


The trauma evidence was consistent with inter-group violence, a micro-scale precursor to war. That such violence occurred among members of a foraging society may reflect intense pressure to obtain relatively scarce resources.

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 01:52 PM

Very interesting!  Thanks for sharing this Tom!

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