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Science  23 Jul 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5427, pp. 537
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5427.537

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Prehistoric Warfare in the American Southwest. Steven A. LeBlanc. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, UT, 1999. 414 pp. $34.95. ISBN 0-87480-581-3.

Analyzing the distribution of warfare in time and space, LeBlanc offers a synthesis of Southwestern prehistory that attributes changes in levels of conflict to changes climatic circumstances.