>>--- On Mon, 15/6/09, Michael Haseler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
The experience taught be that there are two main types of people in life:
1. THOSE THAT CONSTRUCT THINGS
2. THOSE THAT LIKE TO DESTROY THINGS THAT OTHER PEOPLE CONSTRUCT.
And people who fit into the latter usually do so because they don't have
the talent to fit into the former.
Perhaps, Michael, to some extent is right about this matter however I personally think there more to it.
I imagine that much work has been done, by psychologists, on this phenomenon of destructivity within the human psyche but has anything been done with regard to human activity within archaeology?
I suppose one could quote instances like Norse raids, the flattening of Roman settlements by Boudicca and Co. however is there evidence for similar that is found purely through the archaeological context.
Do we see this pheneomenon leading back into prehistory, which I would imagine we should, and if so what evidence are we seeing?