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Cheryl P. Anderson and Debra L. Martin

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781683400691

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9781683400691.001.0001

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Forensic Perspectives on Massacres in Prehistoric and Historic Central California

Forensic Perspectives on Massacres in Prehistoric and Historic Central California

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(p.23) 3 Forensic Perspectives on Massacres in Prehistoric and Historic Central California
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Massacres
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Marin A. Pilloud

Al W. Schwitalla

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683400691.003.0003

Chapter 3 examines mass graves from multiple archaeological sites in central California in order to study larger patterns of massacres. These prehistoric cases of violence are then compared with modern examples in order to look for patterns of behavior. The results demonstrate that, although most mass graves contain only adult males, when adult females are present children are also included. They also show the variability in terms of numbers of victims in mass graves, with a range of one victim to hundreds of victims. For the prehistoric central California mass graves, the number of victims tends to be small, indicating that these represent victims of intergroup violence that are not related to religious or ethnic differences.

Keywords:   Prehistoric Central California, Violence, Mass graves, Intergroup violence

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