oa African Zoology - An attempt to reconstruct the behaviour of australopithecines: The evidence for interpersonal violence

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



The evidence for inter-personal violence in australopithecines has been reviewed critically. In most instances invalid conclusions have been drawn because ante-mortem damage to specimens has not been isolated conclusively from post-fossilisation effects. It is concluded that the question of the incidence of inter-personal violence in this group must remain an open one.

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