Fwd: Warfare Bibliography
Jay Kotliar (ARKYJAY@AOL.COM)
Sat, 4 Nov 1995 17:08:28 -0500
I posted this on Arch-L but am reposting on Anthro-l for interested parties
there. I would be interested in any additional references that might be of
From: ARKYJAY@AOL.COM (Jay Kotliar)
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Date: 95-11-04 15:40:00 EST
If anyone is still interested in the warfare repostings, I will be glad to
send it outto you - Also i am working on a warfare bibliography based on this
thread. It was constructed rather quickly so forgive any glaring omissions
of important works on warfare. If you have any suggestions to the list below
I will be glad add them to the list. I would like to thank all of you who
have contributed so far or will do so in the future. Some of these
citations are incomplete so if you can help fill in the info, or if I missed
a work you feel should be included please write to me at email@example.com.
For example my copy of Warfare in the Tribal Zone is in California so I
don't have the reference for that listed. An updated bibliography will be
posted at a later date.
Warfare Bibliography So Far
1970 Military Practice and Theory in the Age of Xenophon,
University of California Press, Berkeley
1969 On Violence, Harcourt-Brace.
1963 The Bell Site *Wisconsin Archeologist* 44(1).
Date? Title? Canadian Review of Physical Anthropology Vol.5
(About the Van Oordt Cemetery, where
the butchered remains of a dozen young adult males
interred c.1400 A.D.)
Date? 'An archaeological correlate of war.' North
Archaeologist 14: 139-151.
1970s (?) Title? an article was published in the _Bulletin
the Archaeological Society of Connecticut_
a *massacre* site
1974 War in Medieval Society, Social Values and the
Year's War 1337-99 Weidenfeld and Nicholson,
1970 A Theory of the Origin of the State, Science
1978 "Political Expansion as an Expression of the
of Competitive Exclusion". in Origins of the State:
Anthropology of Political Evolution, ed. by R. Cohen
E. R. Service, pp. 205-223. Institute for the Study
Human Issues, Inc. Philadelphia.
1983 Yanomamo: The Fierce People, 3rd. Edition, Holt,
and Winston, New York.
Chagnon, N. and R. Hames
1979 Protein deficiency and tribal warfare in Amazonia:
data. Science 203:910-13.
Clausewitz, C. von
(State vs. State warfare).
1985 Warfare and State Formation, Development and
The Evolution of Sociopolitical Organization, Bergin
Garvey, Boston, pp.
1984 War in the Middle Ages, Basil and Blackwell,
Crevald, Martin van
1989 Technology and War from 2000 B.C. to the Present,
Press, New York.
1991 The Transformation of War, Free Press, New York.
Date? A Greenville Burial ground, Human Remains and
Mortuary Elements in British Columbia Prehistory,
Archaeological Survey of Canada,Canadian Museum
(This work on the Northwest Coast has good data
level of violence on the coast between ca. 5000
1500 bp. This work contains basic data. )
1994 "Culture Change, Demographic history and health
disease on the Northwest Coast" in In the Wake of
Contact: Biological Reponses to Conquest, Wiley-Liss,
Inc. pp 75-85,
Davie, M. R.
1979? The Evolution of War, Kennickut Press, New York.
Ellis, C. and N. Ferris (ed.)
1990 "The Archaeology of Southern Ontario to A.D.
published by the London Chapter of the Ontario
1976 Mountain Warriors: The pre-Colonial Mero of Mt.
Ohio University, Center for International Study,
International Studies, Africa Sereies No. 27.
Ferguson, R. B. (ed.)
1984 Warfare, Culture and Environment, Academic Press?.
1932 War and Weapons of the Maya. Middle American
Middle American Research series 4, ed. Maurice Ries,
373-410. New Orleans, Tulane University.
Fried , M., M. Harris and R. Murphy (eds.)
1968 War: The Anthropology of Armed Conflict and Aggression,
Doubleday, Garden City, N.Y.
1977 Violence and the Sacred, John Hopkins Univ. Press,
Haas, J. (ed.)
1987 The Anthropology of War, Cambridge University
AUTHOR Heidenreich, Conrad Edmund.
TITLE Huronia; a history and geography of the Huron Indians,
PUBLISHER [Toronto] McClelland and Stewart 
SUBJECT Wyandot Indians.
BIBLIOG Bibliography: p. 316-337.
DESCRIPT 337,  p. illus., maps. 24 cm.
CORP AUTHOR Jesuits. Letters from missions (North America)
TITLE The Jesuit relations and allied documents: travels
explorations of the Jesuit missionaries in New
1791; the original French, Latin, and Italian texts,
English translations and notes.
1959 The Warriors: Reflecting on Man in Battle.
1985 Acts of War: The Behavior of Men in Battle, NY. Free
1995 War Before Civilization: The Myth of the
(December) Peaceful Savage_ Oxford University Press,
1983 'Elota's Story: The life and Times of a Solomon
Islands Big Man. Holt Rinehart and Wilson, New
Keyser , James
Date? Title? Journal of Field Archaeology 6:41-48
Date? Title? Canadian Journal of Archaeology 1:15-80
Date? Title? Plains Anthropologist 32:43-71
Lewis, Herbert S.
1981 Warfare and the Origin of the State: Another
The Study of the State, ed. Claessen and Skalnik,
New York. pp. 201-221.
1982 The pursuit of power: Technology, armed force And
society since A.D. 1000, Chicago.
1977 Blood is their argument: warfare among the Mae
tribesman of the New Guinea Highlands, Mayfield,
Melbye, Jerry and Scott I. Fairgrieve
1994 A Massacre and Possible Cannibalism in the
Arctic: New Evidence from the Saunaktuk Site
Arctic Anthropology 31(2)57-77
1994 Evidence for prehistoric scalping in northeastern
Nebraska. Plains Anthropologist 39(148):211-219.
Millner, ? et al.
1991 "Warfare in Late Prehistoric West- Central
American Antiquity 56:581-6
(An excellent example of archaeological evidence
warfare is the Crow Creek Site in South Dakota.)
Owsley, Doug and Dick Jantz
1994 Skeletal Biology in the Great Plains, published by
(They have an entire section devoted to evidence
warfare on the Plains.)
1967 Pigs for the Ancestors. Yale University Press,
Ross , M.
1990s? 'Social structure, psychocultural dispositions,
and violent conflict: extensions from a
study.' In (?, ed.) Aggression and Peacefulness in
Humans and other Primates, pp. 271-294.
Smith, Merritt Roe (ed.)
1985 Military enterprise and technological change.
The Art of War
Tacon, P. and C. Chippindale
1994 'Australia's ancient warriors: changing
depictions of fighting in the rock art of Arnhem
N.T.' Cambridge Journal of Archaeology 4:
ADD AUTHOR Thwaites, Reuben Gold, 1853-1913.
PUBLISHER Cleveland, Burrows Bros. Co., 1896-1901.
SUBJECT Jesuits --Missions.
Indians of North America --Missions.
Indians of North America --Bibliography.
New France --Discovery and exploration.
Canada --History --Sources.
(This ethnographic material is some of the earliest
historical data we have about American Indians close
the time of invasion by Europeans. These letters are
amazing in their richness of detail.)
AUTHOR Trigger, Bruce
TITLE The Huron : farmers of the North.
EDITION 2nd ed.
PUBLISHER Fort Worth : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1990.
SUBJECT Wyandot Indians.
BIBLIOG Includes bibliographical references.
SERIES Case studies in cultural anthropology.
DESCRIPT xii, 164 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
AUTHOR Trigger, Bruce G.
TITLE The children of Aataentsic : a history of the Huron people
PUBLISHER Montreal ; London : McGill-Queen's University Press,
SUBJECT Wyandot Indians.
NOTE Includes index.
BIBLIOG Bibliography: p. -884.
DESCRIPT 2 v. (xxiii, 913 p.) : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Turner, R(?) and Thomas Hester
1985 A Field Guide to Stone Artifacts of Texas Indians
1976 War in Ecological Perspective, Plenum press, New
1975 Warfare and the Evolution of the State. American
1977 Warfare and the Evolution of Maya Civilization.
Maya Civilization, ed. by R.E.W. Adams, pp. 335-372.
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque.