OT: RE: Cats around computers

From: Carlos Murillo <cmurillo_at_emtelsa.multi.net.co>
Date: Fri Dec 14 07:10:13 2001

At 08:05 PM 12/12/01 -0700, Ben wrote:
>Carlos Murillo wrote:
>> Aztecs bred a special dog race, called "izcuintle", for
>> culinary purposes. They're pretty ugly as they are
>> hairless. But they're supposed to taste like pork.
> They also ate people too, that tastes like pork too.

Only the high priests did that; when they sacrificed someone,
they would eat the heart.

There has been a debate among antropologists about the
prevalence of cannibalism in most old cultures. The thing is, now
that they have started to seriously analyze the evidence,
they are finding that it was the norm rather than the
exception. It was a case of not wanting to look for evidence
of it. Anatomically modern humans have existed for
100K years or more; only recently have a lot of us become
anti-cannibalistic. There is a recent article in Scientific American.


Carlos E. Murillo-Sanchez carlos_murillo_at_nospammers.ieee.org
Received on Fri Dec 14 2001 - 07:10:13 GMT

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