Bioarchaeological evidence for conflict in Iron Age north-west Cambodia

Domett, K.M., O'Reilly, D.J.W, and Buckley, H.R. (2011) Bioarchaeological evidence for conflict in Iron Age north-west Cambodia. Antiquity, 85 (328). pp. 441-458.

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Abstract

Examination of skeletal material from graves at Phum Snay in north-west Cambodia revealed an exceptionally high number of injuries, especially to the head, likely to have been caused by interpersonal violence. The graves also contain a quantity of swords and other offensive weapons used in conflict. The authors propose a context for these warriors in the struggle between emergent polities in the Iron Age before the domination of Angkor.

Item ID: 17882
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1745-1744
Keywords: Cambodia, Angkor, Phum Snay, iron age, conflict, cemeteries
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2011 07:01
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160102 Biological (Physical) Anthropology @ 65%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210103 Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas @ 35%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950502 Understanding Asias Past @ 100%
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