Skull trauma in children indicates violent pre-Hispanic Canary Island societies — The Bioarchaeology of Childhood

There is a romanticised view that pre-Hispanic societies from the Canary Islands lived in a ‘paradise on earth’ without violence and conflict. However, recent work by anthropologists has shown that there is evidence for intentional trauma in adults from pre-Hispanic sites suggesting inter-personal violence. A recently published paper has found that the young were not […]

via Skull trauma in children indicates violent pre-Hispanic Canary Island societies — The Bioarchaeology of Childhood | Sian Halcrow

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