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Settlement Site Hints at Mass Cannibalism [Germany 7,000 years ago]
Discovery News ^ | Friday, December 4, 2009 | Bruce Bower, Science News

Posted on 12/04/2009 1:19:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv

At a settlement in what is now southern Germany, the menu turned gruesome 7,000 years ago. Over a period of perhaps a few decades, hundreds of people were butchered and eaten before parts of their bodies were thrown into oval pits, a new study suggests. Cannibalism at the village, now called Herxheim, may have occurred during ceremonies in which people from near and far brought slaves, war prisoners or other dependents for ritual sacrifice, propose anthropologist Bruno Boulestin of the University of Bordeaux... A social and political crisis in central Europe at that time triggered various forms of violence, the researchers suspect... during Europe's early Neolithic period, when farming first spread... facial bones were smashed beyond recognition

(Excerpt) Read more at news.discovery.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: cannibalism; germany; godsgravesglyphs; neolithic
F. Haak, GDKE Rheinland-Pfalz, Direktion Archaologie, Speyer

Settlement Site Hints at Mass Cannibalism

1 posted on 12/04/2009 1:19:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 12/04/2009 1:21:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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3 posted on 12/04/2009 1:23:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv

Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says, “does this taste funny to you?”


4 posted on 12/04/2009 1:24:12 PM PST by KingLudd
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To: KingLudd

“But momma, I don’t like baby sister.”

“Shut up and eat what’s put before you.”


5 posted on 12/04/2009 1:25:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv

Are you sure that it wasn’t just early evidence of the Republican Party?


6 posted on 12/04/2009 1:27:11 PM PST by BobL (Real Men don't use Tag Lines)
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To: SunkenCiv

Naaah... they got ran down by a T-Rex trying to make it to the Ark..


7 posted on 12/04/2009 1:27:46 PM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: SunkenCiv

“I don’t like your neighbors.”
“Well,push them to the side of your plate and eat your veggies then.”


8 posted on 12/04/2009 1:28:51 PM PST by Farmer Dean (Don't blame me,I voted for the American)
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To: Farmer Dean

“I hate the neighbor’s kids.”

“Children in China are starving.”


9 posted on 12/04/2009 1:37:28 PM PST by TheOldLady (No more global baloneyism!! -- Jim Thompson!)
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To: SunkenCiv

“What’s for dinner?”

“Leftovers.”

“We always have leftovers. What were they before they were leftovers?”

“Leftovers to be!”


10 posted on 12/04/2009 1:38:46 PM PST by TheOldLady (No more global baloneyism!! -- Jim Thompson!)
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To: TheOldLady

What if they came from the right side?...


11 posted on 12/04/2009 1:45:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: TheOldLady

That explains the paper plates.


12 posted on 12/04/2009 1:45:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Farmer Dean

What if the neighbors were vegetables?...


13 posted on 12/04/2009 1:46:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: xcamel

I like you. :’)


14 posted on 12/04/2009 1:46:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: BobL

Or FR maybe...


15 posted on 12/04/2009 1:46:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv

This would explain ‘brat’ wurst


16 posted on 12/04/2009 1:51:23 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: SunkenCiv

And then came Christian missionaries to trample on these beautiful indigenous spiritualities.


17 posted on 12/04/2009 1:53:08 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Did you hear about the cannibal who passed his uncle in the woods?


18 posted on 12/04/2009 1:54:52 PM PST by colorado tanker (What's it all about, Barrrrry? Is it just for the power, you live?)
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To: SunkenCiv
Zombie outbreak.

It happens.

19 posted on 12/04/2009 1:54:57 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead. Bonus tag line: FAIL 246, Obama 0)
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To: colorado tanker
Why won't cannibals eat divorced women?

They're very bitter.

20 posted on 12/04/2009 2:02:28 PM PST by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: SunkenCiv

So the French guy thinks he found evidence of canibalism in Germany and the German guy retorts that the only evidence of neolithic canibalism is in France. Hmmm...


21 posted on 12/04/2009 2:10:56 PM PST by frithguild (Can I drill your head now?)
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To: SunkenCiv; blam
My, my, were these the Gaea Worshipers that Marja Gumbutis(sp) and her Ilk claimed to live in peace and harmony, in a female dominated society, that was of course, before we, White Male, Kurgan, IndoEuropean speaking thugs broke up all the fun.

In incredulity of the Archaeological class never ceases to amaze me.

22 posted on 12/04/2009 2:12:53 PM PST by Little Bill (Carol Che-Porter is a MOONBAT.)
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To: SunkenCiv

;-)


23 posted on 12/04/2009 2:25:20 PM PST by TheOldLady (No more global baloneyism!! -- Jim Thompson!)
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To: Little Bill; SunkenCiv

........Burp!


24 posted on 12/04/2009 2:29:07 PM PST by blam
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To: blam; SunkenCiv

...tastes like chicken....even then.


25 posted on 12/04/2009 3:42:39 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: Tainan

I’m glad someone plucked up the courage to say that.


26 posted on 12/04/2009 4:42:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: blam

Sounds like you had that third helping of a treasure hunting adventurer, even though we told ya not to, and have developed a case of Indy gestion.


27 posted on 12/04/2009 4:43:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Little Bill

;’)


28 posted on 12/04/2009 4:44:47 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: frithguild

If this dig had taken place in Italy, we could have rolled out the “spaghetti and pete’s balls” joke.


29 posted on 12/04/2009 4:45:18 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: norraad

As the cannibals from Suomi say, “are you gonna Finnish that?”


30 posted on 12/04/2009 4:46:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Doomonyou

You ain’t lyin’...

http://locustsandhoney.blogspot.com/2007/11/archaeological-evidence-for-zombie.html


31 posted on 12/04/2009 4:49:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: colorado tanker

I happened during the drought last year. He walked ten miles on that trip, and didn’t pass water once.


32 posted on 12/04/2009 4:49:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Arthur McGowan

They sure took their time about it, but then, these cannibals were “having people over” a few centuries before Adam and Eve were created, so...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1942995/posts


33 posted on 12/04/2009 4:50:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

...and why people like to wash it down with Bishop’s Finger.


34 posted on 12/04/2009 4:51:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Little Bill
My, my, were these the Gaea Worshipers

My first thought. The culture would like us to believe that humans lived an idyllic existence as wise stewards of "the land," in perfect harmony and peace...until those evil Christians showed up.

35 posted on 12/04/2009 4:54:19 PM PST by denydenydeny (The Left sees taxpayers the way Dr Frankenstein saw the local cemetery; raw material for experiments)
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To: KingLudd
One day a cannibal visited the neighboring island of cannibals.
There, people cost $2 but politicians cost $25.
The visiting cannibal asked,

"How come politicians cost so much?"


The chief answered, "Do you know how hard it is to clean one of those?"

36 posted on 12/04/2009 4:54:47 PM PST by MaxMax (Obamao can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: denydenydeny
This evolved out of a mind set that developed in the sixties. The tome was all cultures are good until something intervened.

We all lived in multicultural self loving communities and had no reason to use force or violence against our neighbors whom we loved and copulated freely with, thus making us all brothers and sisters in Gaea.

The reality seems to be, at least in the LBK period of time , is that we copulated with their sisters and roasted the men for dinner.I have held for many years that Civilization empowers people and Christianity most certainly did that, women were just funny feeling factories before that, with out strong male protection.

Christianity gave women a place in the world top to bottom a set of responsibilities grounded in doctrine and law.

37 posted on 12/04/2009 5:41:36 PM PST by Little Bill (Carol Che-Porter is a MOONBAT.)
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This came as a surprise:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/longpig/index


38 posted on 12/04/2009 5:53:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv
...political crisis in central Europe...

The EU (Eat U).

39 posted on 12/05/2009 12:56:34 PM PST by decimon
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To: SunkenCiv

What the hell kind of political crisis could they have had 7,000 years ago?


40 posted on 12/05/2009 1:04:48 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

Probably one of Soros’ ancestors was the cause.


41 posted on 12/06/2009 4:21:56 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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