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Neolithic men were prepared to fight for their women.
The London Telegraph ^ | 02 Jun 2008 | Roger Highfield, Science Editor

Posted on 06/13/2010 4:47:14 PM PDT by Little Bill

Many archaeologists have argued that women have long motivated cycles of violence and blood feuds throughout history but there has really been no solid archaeological evidence to support this view.

Now a relatively new method has been used to work out the origins of the victims tossed into a mass grave of skeletons, and so distinguish one tribe from another, revealing that neighbouring tribes were prepared to kill their male rivals to secure their women some 7000 years ago. .......

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Society
KEYWORDS: ggg; godsgravesglyphs; neolithic
I don't remember seeing this posted before. An oldie that bring me back to the peacefull times before the Vile Indo-Europeans destroyed Womyns domination and personkinds living in harmony with nature.
1 posted on 06/13/2010 4:47:14 PM PDT by Little Bill
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To: Little Bill; SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 06/13/2010 4:48:10 PM PDT by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a poofter)
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To: Little Bill

My X forgot to secure me.


3 posted on 06/13/2010 4:48:25 PM PDT by barbarianbabs (Liberty 5-3000)
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To: Little Bill

Thy were using darts now they’ve gone to a pin the tail on the donkey computer game.


4 posted on 06/13/2010 4:52:38 PM PDT by org.whodat
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5 posted on 06/13/2010 4:57:17 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Little Bill

Leave the gun, take the cannolis and the women.


6 posted on 06/13/2010 5:00:10 PM PDT by Bizhvywt
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Many archaeologists have argued that women have long motivated cycles of violence and blood feuds throughout history...

Indeed. The direct descendant of the hominids Homo Erectus and Homo Neanderthalensis is today's MooSlime male. This unique species shows this precise attitude towards its females.

7 posted on 06/13/2010 5:00:16 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: Doogle

8 posted on 06/13/2010 5:02:42 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Little Bill
Sexual Dimorphism

Triplewart Seadevil Fish

9 posted on 06/13/2010 5:06:01 PM PDT by blam
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To: Little Bill

Helen of Troy was neolithic.


10 posted on 06/13/2010 5:06:32 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: Little Bill
Many archaeologists have argued that women have long motivated cycles of violence and blood feuds throughout history but there has really been no solid archaeological evidence to support this view.

Sure, blame the women. Archaeology - another pseudo-science.

11 posted on 06/13/2010 5:09:46 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: razorback-bert

The practice of wife stealing was a aged and honored practice, kind of anticipated divorce and covered up adultery.


12 posted on 06/13/2010 5:11:05 PM PDT by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a poofter)
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revealing that neighbouring tribes were prepared to kill their male rivals to secure their women some 7000 years ago. .......

In before the much expected smart alecky 6000 year old earth anticreationist remark from an inbred mouth breather.

13 posted on 06/13/2010 5:17:01 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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Wait until all these young Chinese men have to be lined up to be castrated...because there ain’t no Chinese women. Will they embrace homosexuality? Share the few women left? Or become very frustrated soldiers?


14 posted on 06/13/2010 5:26:59 PM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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To: Little Bill

The “groom’s men” were to protect the bride from the “droits de seigneir” (spelled wrong, but the French can’t spell, anyway), the right of the First Night.


15 posted on 06/13/2010 5:28:15 PM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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They’ll provide job security for an old profession at least.


16 posted on 06/13/2010 5:30:29 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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If I remember correctly the Groomsmen, in Grecian times, did the stealing along with the Groom, covered his six, so to speak
17 posted on 06/13/2010 5:33:03 PM PDT by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a poofter)
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Thanks Little Bill. Alas... Blast from the Past.

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18 posted on 06/13/2010 6:44:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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Sorry about that. Sometimes when I run across an artical that conforms to my view of mans altruistic nature I don’t search as well as I should,


19 posted on 06/13/2010 7:12:32 PM PDT by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a poofter)
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Hey, at least you didn’t do what I did this week, and post an article that not only had been posted before, but I’d also just seen it (same week) and pinged it to the list. [blush]


20 posted on 06/13/2010 7:51:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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21 posted on 06/13/2010 8:46:14 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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I don’t remember seeing this posted before. An oldie that bring me back to the peacefull times before the Vile Indo-Europeans destroyed Womyns domination and personkinds living in harmony with nature.
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A very interesting book on that malarkey.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Before_Civilization

I am more inclined to view its subject as homicides rather than warfare, but a most interesting book. Basic premise - based on forensics - is that typically the more primitive the culture the more frequent the rate of homicides. Of further interest is that the only remains to support the argument are hard tissue, skeletal remains. Thus the numbers of soft tissue wounds and causes of death, such as punctured gut, strangulation, cut arteries etc., do not show up and thus give an artificially LOW incidence of homicides in early societies.

I wonder how abortion and infanticides would skew the results though.


22 posted on 06/14/2010 10:18:01 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Let me be clear. The voluntary pancipation of Cinco de Quatro is mandated in all 57 states.)
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