The Placement of the Feathers: Violence among Sub-Boreal Hunter-Gatherers from Gotland, Central Baltic Sea

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Abstract

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 material derives from cemeteries of the Pitted Ware Culture, the last hunter-gatherers of southern Scandinavia. A total of 109 adult crania were analysed (fifty-seven males and fifty-two females). Evidence for trauma was found in 14% of the males and 7.7% of the females analysed. However, with the exception of one female cranium, all showed evidence of healing.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Stockholms universitet
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Arkeologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationSticks, Stones, and Broken Bones
Undertitel på gästpublikationNeolithic Violence in a European Perspective
RedaktörerRick J Schulting, Linda Fibiger
UtgivningsortOxford
FörlagOxford University Press
ISBN (tryckt)978-0-19-957306-6
StatusPublished - 2012
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördNej