Aggression and the willingness to use violence can be traced back to the Stone Age and are therefore obviously part of basic human behaviour. The spectrum ranges from individual use of violence to warlike conflicts between entire tribes or peoples. Archaeological evidence of violence includes, for example, injuries to skeletons, weapon finds, but also fortifications. Buried treasures usually also bear witness to warlike times.
In many prehistoric societies, warriors enjoyed special prestige. After their death, they were often buried with their weapons and other rich grave goods.