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dc.contributor.authorMirazón Lahr, M
dc.contributor.authorRivera, F
dc.contributor.authorPower, RK
dc.contributor.authorMounier, A
dc.contributor.authorCopsey, B
dc.contributor.authorCrivellaro, F
dc.contributor.authorEdung, JE
dc.contributor.authorMaillo Fernandez, JM
dc.contributor.authorKiarie, C
dc.contributor.authorLawrence, J
dc.contributor.authorLeakey, A
dc.contributor.authorMbua, E
dc.contributor.authorMiller, H
dc.contributor.authorMuigai, A
dc.contributor.authorMukhongo, DM
dc.contributor.authorVan Baelen, A
dc.contributor.authorWood, R
dc.contributor.authorSchwenninger, J-L
dc.contributor.authorGrün, R
dc.contributor.authorAchyuthan, H
dc.contributor.authorWilshaw, A
dc.contributor.authorFoley, RA
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-12T11:23:30Z
dc.date.available2016-02-12T11:23:30Z
dc.date.issued2016-01-21
dc.identifier.citationMirazón Lahr et al. Nature (2016) Vol 529, pp. 394–398. doi:10.1038/nature16477
dc.identifier.issn0028-0836
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/253726
dc.description.abstractThe nature of inter-group relations among prehistoric hunter-gatherers remains disputed, with arguments in favour and against the existence of warfare before the development of sedentary societies. Here we report on a case of inter-group violence towards a group of hunter-gatherers from Nataruk, west of Lake Turkana, which during the late Pleistocene/early Holocene period extended about 30 km beyond its present-day shore. Ten of the twelve articulated skeletons found at Nataruk show evidence of having died violently at the edge of a lagoon, into which some of the bodies fell. The remains from Nataruk are unique, preserved by the particular conditions of the lagoon with no evidence of deliberate burial. They offer a rare glimpse into the life and death of past foraging people, and evidence that warfare was part of the repertoire of inter-group relations among prehistoric hunter-gatherers.
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding was provided by a European Research Council Advanced Award to M.M.L. (IN-AFRICA, ERC 295907), the Newby Trust, and the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.subjectbiological anthropology
dc.subjectarchaeology
dc.titleInter-group violence among early Holocene hunter-gatherers of West Turkana, Kenya.
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Nature Publishing Group via http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature16477
prism.endingPage398
prism.publicationDate2016
prism.publicationNameNature
prism.startingPage394
prism.volume529
dcterms.dateAccepted2015-11-23
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1038/nature16477
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-01-20
dc.contributor.orcidWilshaw, Alexis [0000-0001-7459-7784]
dc.contributor.orcidFoley, Robert [0000-0003-0479-3039]
dc.identifier.eissn1476-4687
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Research Council (295907)
cam.issuedOnline2016-01-20
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2016-07-20


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