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The syndrome is dubious on independent grounds. For instance, there is very
good archaeological evidence of warfare in neolithic Europe (e.g., mass graves
of people with their heads split open by axes), long before any patriarchal
nomads from the steppes could have invaded. (See Lawrence H. Keeley, War
Before Civilization, Oxford U.P., 1996.) Curiously, none of the
contributors to the present volume seem to mention this.