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The Bioarchaeology of Violence$
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Debra L. Martin and Ryan P. Harrod

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813041506

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813041506.001.0001

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Community Violence and Everyday Life: Death at Arroyo Hondo

Community Violence and Everyday Life: Death at Arroyo Hondo

(p.111) 5 Community Violence and Everyday Life: Death at Arroyo Hondo
The Bioarchaeology of Violence

Ann M. Palkovich

University Press of Florida

The focus is on community-centered violence at a fourteenth-century Ancestral Pueblo site in the American Southwest called Arroyo Hondo. In this chapter, Ann M. Palkovich avoids identifying simply the presence of violence within the community but asks who these individuals were and what it was about them that put them at increased risk of victimization. The focus is on 15 individuals (11 adults and 4 subadults) whose skeletal remains indicate that they either suffered some traumatic injury or were culturally modified (cut, chopped) after death. The perspective of the author is that the presence of violence does not necessarily indicate that there was conflict, but instead that given the ideology of the culture it is possible that people were victimized because they were perceived as the “other” or their death was necessary for the appeasing their gods for the survival of the society.

Keywords:   Small-scale violence, Interpersonal conflict, Community relations, Culturally modified remains, Victimization, “Other”

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