Ancient 'massacre' unearthed near Lake Turkana, Kenya

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Ancient 'massacre' unearthed near Lake Turkana, Kenya

#1  Postby DougC » Jan 22, 2016 12:35 am

B.B.C. Article

Archaeologists say they have unearthed the earliest evidence of warfare between hunter-gatherers to be scientifically dated, at a remote site in northern Kenya.


The 10,000-year-old remains of 27 people found west of Lake Turkana show that they met violent deaths.
They were left to die there rather than being buried.
Many experts have argued that conflict only came about as humans became more settled.
These people, by contrast, were apparently nomadic hunter-gatherers.
The archaeologists, who have been working on the site at Nataruk since 2012, discovered that the victims were clubbed or stabbed to death in a single event.

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Re: Ancient 'massacre' unearthed near Lake Turkana, Kenya

#2  Postby jamest » Jan 22, 2016 1:02 am

The article seems to suggest that 'settled' (settlements) and established 'resources' are not necessarily required as a source of human battle. As if nomadic hunter-gatherers had nothing else to fight about, such as areas of land naturally abundant in food resources once they stumbled upon them, or simply 'identity-tribalism'.

Am I missing something, or is this article worthless to the extreme?
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