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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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Applications of Coded Osteological Data from the Smithsonian Repatriation Database for the Study of Violence in the Past

Applications of Coded Osteological Data from the Smithsonian Repatriation Database for the Study of Violence in the Past

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(p.60) 5 Applications of Coded Osteological Data from the Smithsonian Repatriation Database for the Study of Violence in the Past
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Massacres
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Ashley E. Kendell

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683400691.003.0005

Chapter 5 explores an innovative data mining approach in order to show that archived data can be used to answer important anthropological questions about mass violence. It shows that the use of archived data allows for the collection of larger sample sizes and the exploration of broader patterns of violence. The method is demonstrated through the examination of a large sample size of Arikara individuals from ten archaeological sites gathered from the Smithsonian Institute database. Through the application of this method, evidence for perimortem trauma was discovered for several individuals, including males, females, and subadults, and it included evidence of the mutilation of some victims.

Keywords:   Mass violence, Archived data, Patterns of violence, Perimortem trauma, Arikara

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