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What is special about the human brain?

Richard Passingham

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199230136
eISBN:
9780191696428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230136.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

It is plausible that evolution could have created the human skeleton, but it is hard to believe that it created the human mind. Yet, in six or seven million years, evolution came up with Homo ... More


Bioarchaeology of East Asia: Movement, Contact, Health

Kate Pechenkina and Marc Oxenham (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044279
eISBN:
9780813046266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044279.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Examined through the lens of human remains, the overarching theme of this volume is human interaction and its consequences for the human condition across the vast expanse of East Asia during the ... More


The Early Neolithic site Asparn/Schletz (Lower Austria): anthropological evidence of interpersonal violence

Maria Teschler-Nicola

in Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573066
eISBN:
9780191804434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573066.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter provides a summary of the large human bone assemblage discovered at the Early Neolithic (Linear Pottery Culture, or LBK) site of Asparn/Schletz, Lower Austria. The bones were ... More


Prehistoric violence in northern Spain: San Juan ante Portam Latinam

José Ignacio Vegas, Ángel Armendariz, Francisco Etxeberria, María Soledad Fernández, and Lourdes Herrasti

in Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573066
eISBN:
9780191804434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573066.003.0015
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter presents the results of a study on the Late Neolithic/Chalcolithic (ca. 3000 cal BC) site of San Juan ante Portam Latinam in northern Spain. The population at the site comprises a ... More


Skeletal trauma and violence among the early farmers of the North European Plain: evidence from Neolithic settlements of the Lengyel Culture in Kuyavia, north-central Poland

Wiesław Lorkiewicz

in Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573066
eISBN:
9780191804434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573066.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter presents the results of a study of 109 Early Neolithic skeletons of the Brzeşć Kujawski group in central Poland, a regional manifestation of the widespread Lengyel culture of the fifth ... More


Interpersonal violence in the Late Mesolithic and Middle Neolithic in the Netherlands

Elisabeth Smits

in Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573066
eISBN:
9780191804434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573066.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter presents the results of a study of skeletal remains from three Late Mesolithic and Middle Neolithic sites in the Netherlands. The remains revealed evidence for interpersonal violence. ... More


Skeletal evidence for interpersonal violence in Neolithic Europe: an introduction

Rick J. Schulting and Linda Fibiger

in Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573066
eISBN:
9780191804434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573066.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter briefly sets out the advantages of studying evidence for interpersonal violence as found on human skeletal remains, especially for the European Neolithic, for which formal weaponry is ... More


The Neolithic massacre at Talheim: a pivotal find in conflict archaeology

Joachim Wahl and Iris Trautmann

in Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573066
eISBN:
9780191804434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573066.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter revisits the paradigm-shifting Early Neolithic mass grave at Talheim, southwest Germany, dating from ca. 5000 cal BC. The discussion focuses on the sequence of events which led to the ... More


Violence in the Stone Age from an eastern Baltic perspective

Rimantas Jankauskas

in Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573066
eISBN:
9780191804434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573066.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter presents the results of a study on traces of violence found on Lithuanian and Latvian Stone Age skeletal materials. Nearly 250 Mesolithic and Neolithic skeletons from Lithuania and ... More


Violence against the living, violence against the dead on the human remains from Herxheim, Germany. Evidence of a crisis and mass cannibalism?

Jörg Orschiedt and Miriam Noël Haidle

in Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573066
eISBN:
9780191804434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573066.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter presents research on the controversial Late LBK enclosure at Herxheim in southwest Germany. Early interpretations of the human bone assemblage from the site emphasized the presence of ... More


Skeletal evidence of interpersonal violence from Portuguese Late Neolithic collective burials: an overview

Ana Maria Silva, Rui Boaventura, Maria Teresa Ferreira, and Rui Marques

in Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573066
eISBN:
9780191804434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573066.003.0017
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter reviews bone injuries detected from Late Neolithic Portuguese skeletal collections, with a focus on those that may represent cases of interpersonal violence. It discusses evidence for ... More


Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective

Rick J. Schulting and Linda Fibiger (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573066
eISBN:
9780191804434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573066.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book presents an up-to-date overview of the evidence for violent injuries on human skeletons of the Neolithic period in Europe, ranging from 6700 to 2000 BC. Unlike other lines of evidence — ... More


Skeletal evidence for interpersonal violence: beyond mortuary monuments in southern Britain

Rick J. Schulting

in Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573066
eISBN:
9780191804434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573066.003.0013
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter considers the various depositional contexts in which human remains with (and without) evidence for trauma attributable to interpersonal violence have been found. It raises the ... More


The placement of the feathers: violence among Sub-boreal foragers from Gotland, central Baltic Sea

Torbjörn Ahlström and Petra Molnar

in Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573066
eISBN:
9780191804434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573066.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter presents the results of a study on the occurrence of cranial trauma in a sub-Neolithic maritime hunter-gatherer population on the island of Gotland, in the central Baltic Sea. The ... More


Violence in the Single Grave Culture of northern Germany?

Gundula Lidke

in Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573066
eISBN:
9780191804434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573066.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the Single Grave Culture (2800–2000 cal BC) burials from northern Germany, focusing on trepanation and healed trauma. It shows that single graves were not necessarily the most ... More


Injured—but special? On associations between skull defects and burial treatment in the Corded Ware Culture of central Germany

Jörg Wicke, Andreas Neubert, Ronny Bindl, and Horst Bruchhaus

in Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573066
eISBN:
9780191804434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573066.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter presents the results of a study of cranial trauma in the Corded Ware Culture (2700–2000 cal BC) of central Germany. The study shows that individuals exhibiting cranial injuries were ... More


Evidence of traumatic skeletal injuries in the collective burial caves of the Nabão Valley, central Portugal

Luiz Oosterbeek and Tiago Tomé

in Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573066
eISBN:
9780191804434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573066.003.0016
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter presents the findings from three collective burial caves in central Portugal, with material spanning most of the Neolithic period, from ca. 5000 to 3000 cal BC. Sixty individuals are ... More


Evidence of trauma in Neolithic Greece

Anastasia Papathanasiou

in Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573066
eISBN:
9780191804434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573066.003.0014
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter reviews all recorded evidence of trauma during the Mesolithic and Neolithic Periods in Greece due to either accidental causes or violence. It begins even earlier, with a small but ... More


Investigating cranial trauma in the German Wartberg Culture

Linda Fibiger

in Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573066
eISBN:
9780191804434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573066.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter presents the results of a study of the cranial remains of 186 individuals belonging to the Late Neolithic Wartberg Culture of central Germany. The remains came from three collective ... More


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