Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Sticks, Stones, and Broken BonesNeolithic Violence in a European Perspective$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Rick J. Schulting and Linda Fibiger

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199573066

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573066.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 02 April 2020

Prehistoric violence in northern Spain

Prehistoric violence in northern Spain

San Juan ante Portam Latinam

Chapter:
(p.265) 15 Prehistoric violence in northern Spain
Source:
Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones
Author(s):

José Ignacio Vegas

Ángel Armendariz

Francisco Etxeberria

María Soledad Fernández

Lourdes Herrasti

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573066.003.0015

This chapter presents the results of a study on the Late Neolithic/Chalcolithic (ca. 3000 cal BC) site of San Juan ante Portam Latinam in northern Spain. The population at the site comprises a minimum number of 338 individuals belonging to both sexes and all age groups. At least eleven individuals exhibited arrow injuries, some showing signs of healing and others clearly peri-mortem, while a number of crania exhibit healed depressed fractures. What is perhaps most striking is the possibility that many of the other arrowheads found intermingled with the human remains also represent the cause of death rather than grave offerings, which would significantly increase the number of individuals dying violently. The chapter also draws attention to other contemporary sites in the region, including nearby Longar with four projectile points embedded in bone, and the burial cave at Costa de can Martorell with some 200 individuals present.

Keywords:   human skeleton, interpersonal violence, Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Longar, Costa de can Martorell

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .