Friday, April 17, 2015

ancient humans were cannibals

Extensive tests on skeletal remains found in Somerset, England, in 1992 confirm that some humans ate others. To quote one  of the scientists, "We’ve found undoubting evidence for defleshing, disarticulation, human chewing, crushing of spongy bone, and the cracking of bones to extract marrow." That is pretty specific. Also, teeth marks were found on some bones. The bones showing evidence of their previous persons being eaten are about 15,000 years old.  All of this verifies cannibalism existed. The question is how widespread it was and why it existed. Was it ritualistic? A pure act of war? Ancestor worship? This is fascinating and repugnant simultaneously.  Read more about it here http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150416-our-ancestors-were-cannibals

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