The Bactra Review   Ancient Goddesses
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.