Did Our Ancestors Have Wars?

Take our mini-quiz and find out

Grotte Chauvet - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Did our ancestors have wars? (2019/2019) by Fanny Le BagousseGrotte Chauvet - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Which one is it...

A. Yes, they were always fighting or B. No, there is little evidence of conflict

The correct answer is...

B. No, there is little evidence of conflict

If we consider how comparatively few people there were in Europe 36,000 years ago, the land was vast and rich enough in resources for it not to be a cause of conflict among groups of humans. 

Salle des bauges (Chauvet cave, Ardèche) (2006/2006) by L. Guichard/Perazio/smergcGrotte Chauvet - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Furthermore, the rare homo sapien bones found do not show signs of injuries attributable to confrontations. We can see some evidence of anatomical injuries, like fractures which had healed. However, these cannot be associated with acts of violence from wars. 

Could our ancestors talk? (2019/2019) by Fanny Le BagousseGrotte Chauvet - UNESCO World Heritage Site

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