Oceania
Back  
 
 
              Oceania-> Warfare and Society
Warfare and Ecological Adaptation
  
      The differing modes of warfare among various communities on the islands are related to the natural environment, population density and social organization.

      Societies living in loosely populated areas and forests mainly partake in ambushes and raids such as the Asmat of New Guinea. The societies which are densely populated, living near the sea and ruled by a noble class are good at large scale invasions and battles at sea, such as those of Borabora.

    

 

 



 
 
 
 
   Copyright © 2007 National Museum of Natural Science. All Rights Reserved. (04)23226940   Open 9:00am-17:00pm