Captives and the Creation of Power

Catherine M. Cameron, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado, and Weatherhead Resident Scholar

Colloquium, SAR Boardroom

Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm

Catherine M. CameronCatherine M. Cameron2010–2011 Weatherhead Resident ScholarCatherine M. Cameron2010–2011 Weatherhead Resident Scholar

Captives were a common category of migrant both historically and prehistorically. Although they occupied the lowest rung on the social ladder, they made significant contributions to the societies they joined. Willingly provided or not, captives’ contributions to the creation of power were an important aspect of human cultural development.

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