‘Soft Heads’

Evidence for sexualized warfare during the later Iron Age from Kemerton Camp, Bredon Hill

Authored by: A. Gaynor Western , J. Derek Hurst

The Routledge Handbook of the Bioarchaeology of Human Conflict

Print publication date:  November  2013
Online publication date:  December  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415842198
eBook ISBN: 9781315883366
Adobe ISBN: 9781134677979

10.4324/9781315883366.ch9

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Abstract

They were now caught completely in a trap, the only outlets being by the gateway and the breach through which our troops continued to pour. There could be no thought of escape, and they fought with the desperation of men without hope of mercy … there they lay in a heap … a surging mass of dead and dying … it was a sickening sight … this ghastly pile of writhing humanity.

(Roberts 1898: Ch. XXIII)

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