SAFETYLIT WEEKLY UPDATE

We compile citations and summaries of about 400 new articles every week.
Email Signup | RSS Feed

HELP: Tutorials | FAQ
CONTACT US: Contact info

Search Results

Journal Article

Citation

Duering A. Anthropol. Anz. 2019; ePub(ePub): ePub.

Affiliation

Institut für forensisches Sachverständigenwesen (IfoSA), München & School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, UK.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2019, E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung)

DOI

10.1127/anthranz/2019/0907

PMID

30865766

Abstract

This article describes the agent-based modelling of catastrophic events using skeletal data from archaeological excavations with special regard to massacres and inter-personal violence. It is well-known, that the age and sex distributions of massacre sites and normal cemeteries formed over an extended period of use show drastic differences (Margerison & Knüsel 2002). Living populations and cemetery populations have different distributions of the average ages of the individuals living in the group/ interred in the cemetery. However, the problems of correctly ageing skeletal human remains and mixed contexts, in which both attritional and catastrophic influences can be found, require an analytical tool which allows researchers to try out and play through different scenarios. The Population & Cemetery Simulator (PCS) allows researchers to model massacres. The Neolithic massacre of Talheim and a possible Late Neolithic war grave in central Iberia are presented as examples.


Language: en

NEW SEARCH


All SafetyLit records are available for automatic download to Zotero & Mendeley
Print