Gammel racekrig

It is scientifically incorrect to say that we have
inherited a tendency to make war from our animal ancestors.
FN’s Seville erklæring 

Ifølge et hold franske forskere viser ny arkæologiske forskning, at racekrig er lige så gammel som mennesket. The Independent skriver bl.a.:

Scientists are investigating what may be the oldest identified race war 13,000 years after it raged on the fringes of the Sahara…

The discovery of dozens of previously undetected arrow impact marks and flint arrow fragments suggests that the majority of the individuals – men, women and children – in the Jebel Sahaba cemetery were killed by enemy archers, and then buried by their own people. What’s more, the new research demonstrates that the attacks – in effect a prolonged low-level war – took place over many months or years…

Parallel research over recent years has also been shedding new light as to who, in ethnic and racial terms, these victims were.

Work carried out at Liverpool John Moores University, the University of Alaska and New Orleans’ Tulane University indicates that they were part of the general sub-Saharan originating population – the ancestors of modern Black Africans.

The identity of their killers is however less easy to determine. But it is conceivable that they were people from a totally different racial and ethnic group – part of  a North African/ Levantine/European people  who lived around much of the Mediterranean Basin.

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