Anthropology of War in the News

Research on War in the News

From Anthropology in the News
(Texas A&M Anthropology) a great source for "newsworthy" anthropological research

2014

Chimpanzee Warfare Natural?

  • Summary of Nature article on new findings of chimp warfare here
  • Better summary of the above by Joan Silk here
  • Response by Ferguson here
  • Oldest War Re-examined  the killings at Jebel Sahaba.  Unfortunately, whoever wrote the title called it a "Race War" even there is not evidence for this.  Aside from that, recommended reading: click here

2013

Second New York Times book review of Noble Savages

Charles Mann's review of Noble Savages in the WSJ

Profile of Napoleon Chagnon in the New York Times Sunday Magazine

Diamond's The World Before Yesterday called wrong about war

The Afghan army and the Taliban

Giant Viking Warship: a troop carrier for 100 warriors

Human Hand Evolved for Punching