publication . Article . 2020

Make a desert and call it peace: Massacre at the Iberian Iron Age village of La Hoya

Teresa Fernández-Crespo; Javier Ordoño; Armando Llanos; Rick Schulting;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2020
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
Abstract
Once considered rare, archaeological examples of violence in prehistoric Europe have accumulated over recent decades, with new discoveries providing evidence of large-scale, organised warfare among pre- and protohistoric populations. One example is La Hoya in north-central Iberia. Between the mid fourth and late third centuries BC, the site was subjected to a violent attack, its inhabitants killed and the settlement burned. Here the authors present osteological analyses for a massacre: decapitations, amputations and other sharp-force injuries affecting a wide cross section of the community. They interpret the massacre as an instance of conflict between rival loc...
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free text keywords: [SHS.ARCHEO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Archaeology and Prehistory, [SHS.HIST]Humanities and Social Sciences/History, [SHS.ANTHRO-BIO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Biological anthropology, Archaeology, General Arts and Humanities, Osteology, Decapitation, Archaeology, Paleopathology, History, Hoya, biology.organism_classification, biology, Prehistory
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