The Origins of War: Violence in Prehistory

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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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Stretching across continents and centuries, The Origins Of War provides a fascinating examination of executions, torture, ritual sacrifices, and other acts of violence committed in the prehistoric world. Until recently what little has been written on prehistoric violence and warfare focused on the symbolic interpretations of archaeological remains. This engrossing book demonstrates that violence has always been far more than just symbolic by combining such interpretations into prehistory with a medical understanding of these violent acts. The authors, one an eminent prehistorian and the other a respected medical doctor, are the ideal guides through such evidence and enable the reader to understand this violence at a human level, without a sophisticated understanding of history or archaeology.

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Jean Guilaine is Professor of Archeology at the Collège de France and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. He is the author of numerous books, including Prehistory: The World of Early Man (US translation 1986).


Jean Zammit is a doctor and paleopathologist at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales.


Melanie Hersey is a translator specialising in the social sciences. She has studied German, French, and anthropology and received an MA in translation from Durham University.

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