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WSU researchers see violent era in ancient Southwest
August 4, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.In numbers terms, the 20th century was the most violent in history, with civil war, purges and two World Wars killing as many as 200 million people. But on a per-capita basis, Tim Kohler of Washington State University (WSU) and colleagues have documented a particularly bloody period more than eight centuries ago. Between 1140 and 1180, in the central Mesa Verde of southwest Colorado, four relatively peaceful centuries of pueblo living devolved into several decades of violence.Full Story
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