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Tomenable
03-02-2016, 11:11 PM
This is how battles could look like also in Neolithic Europe, perhaps:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BzqwOBneC4


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BzqwOBneC4

More info:


From the directors site; www.robertgardner.net/dead-birds/ 'Dead Birds' Robert Gardner, 1964 Runtime: 85 minutes

'Dead Birds' is a film about the Dani, a people dwelling in the Grand Valley of the Baliem high in the mountains of West Papua. When I shot the film in 1961, the Dani had a classic Neolithic culture. They were exceptional in the way they dedicated themselves to an elaborate system of ritual warfare. Neighboring groups, separated by uncultivated strips of no man’s land, engaged in frequent battles. When a warrior was killed in battle or died from a wound and even when a woman or a child lost their life in an enemy raid, the victors celebrated and the victims mourned. Because each death needed to be avenged, the balance was continually adjusted by taking life. There was no thought of wars ever ending, unless it rained or became dark. Wars were the best way they knew to keep a terrible harmony in a life that would be, without them, much drearier and unimaginable.

And here an article about the Neolithic transition in New Guinea:

"Was Papua New Guinea an Early Agriculture Pioneer?":

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...riculture.html

Tomenable
03-28-2016, 10:40 AM
More about New Guinean warfare - some tribes dress as monsters to scare their enemies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmgIZEAodtI

http://s8.postimg.org/bwubtp2v7/Asaro_Ghosts.png