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Conflict and Social Integration

Lynn H. Gamble

in The Chumash World at European Contact

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2008 | ISBN: 9780520254411
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520942684 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520254411.003.0009
Conflict and Social Integration

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This chapter examines conflict and warfare in order to understand the development of sociopolitical complexity, reviewing certain early ethnohistoric and ethnographic accounts of conflict, and summarizing the existing bioarchaeological data on conflict before and after European contact. It also enumerates some methods of social integration and the causes of warfare among the Chumash.

Keywords: conflict; warfare; sociopolitical complexity; bioarchaeological data; social integration; causes of warfare

Chapter.  10919 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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