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Scientists say warfare began after people formed villages

Scientists say warfare began after people formed villages
trefwoorden: oorlog - steden - 1.500 BCE
From ancient Troy to today's Iraq, warfare forms the backdrop of human history.
But anthropologists, archaeologists and other scholars tend to disagree on war's origins: Some see it as an ailment of civilization and others say it has deeper roots.
Two anthropologists from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, suggest that although people could have come into conflict before civilization, archaeological remains of burning homes, fleeing refugees and slain captives show simple raids steadily maturing into full-scale warfare as humans settled into villages and society became more stratified.

Lees verder bij: Seattle Times (16 september 2003)