Book Review: Violence, Ritual, and the Wari Empire

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Tiffiny A. Tung
University Press of Florida, £64.50
ISBN 978-0813037677

Between AD 600-1000, the Wari Empire represented one of the first politically centralised states in the New World. This study reveals the biological and social impact of the military aggression on which this power was founded, with groundbreaking DNA and osteological data shedding light on the rituals of
power and use of violence. A thought-provoking – if not always comfortable – read.

This article is an extract from the full article published in World Archaeology Issue 53. Click here to subscribe

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