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Cannibalism Confirmed Among Ancient Mexican Group
National Geographic ^ | 9-30-2011 | Sabrina Valle

Posted on 10/06/2011 5:45:10 PM PDT by Renfield

It's long been rumored that an ancient, isolated people in what's now northern Mexico ate their own kind, in the hopes that they'd be able to eat corn later.

Now an analysis of more than three dozen bones bearing evidence of boiling and defleshing confirms that the Xiximes people were in fact cannibals, archaeologists say.

The Xiximes believed that ingesting the bodies and souls of their enemies and using the cleaned bones in rituals would guarantee the fertility of the grain harvest, according to historical accounts by Jesuit missionaries...

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


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: archaeology; cannibalism; godsgravesglyphs; mexico
"...The warriors would bring the dead victims back to the village, where Xiximes would rip the bodies apart at the joints, taking care not to break the bones. In cases when carrying a whole body was impractical, the head and hands would be removed and brought back to the village, according to INAH's research.

Body parts were cooked in pans until the bones emerged clean. The flesh was then cooked with beans and corn and eaten in a type of soup—part of an all-night village ritual, complete with singing and dancing, according to missionaries' reports...."

1 posted on 10/06/2011 5:45:12 PM PDT by Renfield
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To: SunkenCiv

Cannibal ping...


2 posted on 10/06/2011 5:45:51 PM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

Some things never change.


3 posted on 10/06/2011 5:47:23 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you always tell the truth, you won't have to remember what you said.)
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To: Renfield

It wasn’t exactly a rumor...the Spanish reported on it when they first arrived in what is now Mexico and immediately took steps to stop it. They reported that they walked through markets that had human arms and legs hanging from racks in the stalls. In fact, there are even drawings of this.


4 posted on 10/06/2011 5:48:37 PM PDT by livius
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To: Renfield

The other, er...white meat.


5 posted on 10/06/2011 5:49:18 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Renfield

Lord have mercy!


6 posted on 10/06/2011 5:49:33 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: livius

The reason it has become rumor is because it is a controversial subject in academe and among modern native peoples.


7 posted on 10/06/2011 5:55:57 PM PDT by barstoolblues (Neither teabagger nor tyrant)
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To: livius

The reason it has become rumor is because it is a controversial subject in academe and among modern native peoples.


8 posted on 10/06/2011 5:56:11 PM PDT by barstoolblues (Neither teabagger nor tyrant)
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To: Renfield

Interisting take on an ethanol subsidy


9 posted on 10/06/2011 6:07:04 PM PDT by frithguild (We admitted we were powerless over government - that out lives had become unmanageable)
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To: Renfield

We do that too:

1) Abort fetus now
2) Get promoted later
3) Buy stuff


10 posted on 10/06/2011 6:15:00 PM PDT by ROTB (Christian sin breeds enemies for the USA. If you're a Christian, stop sinning, and spread the Word..)
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To: Renfield
There were tribes in what later became America that reportedly practiced cannibalism as well.
11 posted on 10/06/2011 6:26:18 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Renfield
It's long been rumored that an ancient, isolated people in what's now northern Mexico ate their own kind, in the hopes that they'd be able to eat corn later.

In an odd way, it kinda makes sense...

12 posted on 10/06/2011 6:30:57 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!!)
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To: Renfield

That could cause Mad Mexican Disease......


13 posted on 10/06/2011 6:32:19 PM PDT by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion. Mamas don't let your cowboys grow up to be babies..)
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To: barstoolblues

I didn’t realize it was controversial...it’s too bad for them that the Spanish recorded it so thoroughly, because that makes it pretty undeniable. But I guess anything can vanish down the memory hole if the right people want it to.


14 posted on 10/06/2011 6:33:55 PM PDT by livius
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To: Renfield

“The problem with Socialism, eventualy you run out of other peoples ... “


15 posted on 10/06/2011 6:42:12 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: Renfield

Nowadays they just cut off cops’ heads and line them up in front of the police stations


16 posted on 10/06/2011 6:43:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Renfield

Uh, hate to break this for you, but If you read the ORIGINAL report of Cortez, there was not only ritualized, but casual and societal cannibalism.

We spend the years 1900-2000 ignoring and covering it up in the attempt to relativize civilizations and demonize Christianity.

But the facts are that it was a common practice, from the southwest, to the gulf coast, and all though central america.

After the Aztecs ritually sacrificed victims at the top of the pyramid, their bodies were rolled down the steps, where they were dismembered. Their legs and arms went into a stew that fed the people (socialism’s early form of soylent green). The torso and head were fed to the pigs. Upon approaching Tenoochtitlan, Cortez reports seeing the large red pyramids in the distance. Upon being in the city, he realizes the red is from the blood of victims. It was at this point, Cortez says in his diaries that something had to be done. No longer was he there for fame and fortune - he had a goal - to stop the killing.

Of course in the last 100 years, people have spent of lot of time trying to re-write history. Facts are, the whole of central america, the gulf coast and parts of the southwest were ruled by folks who practiced cannibalism.


17 posted on 10/06/2011 7:22:44 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: Renfield

Dear Sir, I am glad to hear that your studio audience disapproves of the last skit as strongly as I. As a naval officer I abhor the implication that the Royal Navy is a haven for cannibalism. It is well known that we now have the problem relatively under control, and that it is the RAF who now suffer the largest casualties in this area. And what do you think the Argylls ate in Aden. Arabs? Yours etc. Captain B.J. Smethwick in a white wine sauce with shallots, mushrooms and garlic.


18 posted on 10/06/2011 7:25:57 PM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: Renfield

Señor eaters.


19 posted on 10/06/2011 7:32:50 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ("Nanny Care State" is not a Division 3 football powerhouse.)
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To: Renfield

Are they still around, and if so, where does one sign up?


20 posted on 10/06/2011 7:33:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Renfield

Jimmy crack corn and I don’t care
repeat
repeat
My massa gone away


21 posted on 10/06/2011 7:41:49 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: Freedom4US

Now THAT’S funny!


22 posted on 10/06/2011 7:55:32 PM PDT by milagro
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To: Renfield; Perdogg; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Renfield.

The main course, Spaghetti and Pete's Balls; dessert will be Lady Fingers.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


23 posted on 10/06/2011 8:14:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Renfield

Hell-oooo


24 posted on 10/06/2011 8:17:31 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Revolting cat!; SunkenCiv; TruthShallSetYouFree
Are they still around, and if so, where does one sign up?

Trying to get on the menu????

Senor eater. Nah, I'll stick to senor eatereater.

25 posted on 10/06/2011 8:25:10 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: Saundra Duffy
Yeah, got to love that ancient american cannibalism.

I'm also intrigued that it was often mixed races mutilating and eating each other. These examples show fair skinned victims.


26 posted on 10/06/2011 8:26:21 PM PDT by Ripliancum (Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you. -Eph. 4:31)
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To: Renfield

Ewww, with a gammy leg?


27 posted on 10/06/2011 8:29:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BereanBrain

I made my girlfriend mad by speculating out loud about the possibility of this kind of thing among the pre-Mississipian natives in middle and west Tennessee.
We were spending all day at a place outside of Jackson Tennessee with a lot of earthen pyramid looking things where they admitted that they were used for rituals and sometime even animal sacrifice.
It was a natural leap for me to cite the ongoing controversies in academe about the subject. It got me in trouble. I didn’t really care.
The cultural footprint in South central U.S. looks similar to the ones in Meso-America.
Should we really be surprised if it did happen.


28 posted on 10/06/2011 9:46:16 PM PDT by barstoolblues (Neither teabagger nor tyrant)
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To: BereanBrain; SunkenCiv; blam; Renfield

I wonder if these were the same people whom I have seen referred to as Chichimec. As I recall, it was a Chichimec group that moved south to central Mexico and became the Aztec civilization. A chief advisor to the Emperor some decades earlier had promoted the “flowery wars” to harvest enemy warriors to use as their bread. This is why Cortez had no difficulty recruiting at least 100,000 Tlaxcalan allies and others tired of being “bread” to fight the Aztecs. The Aztec diet was rather poor in protein as they had no large herd animals as people did in Europe. They had turkeys, fish, ducks and a few other small sources.


29 posted on 10/06/2011 10:27:14 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Renfield

Flava beans and chianti?


30 posted on 10/06/2011 10:43:47 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Renfield

Santana?


31 posted on 10/06/2011 10:46:52 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Renfield

Tastes like chicken....


32 posted on 10/07/2011 12:24:12 AM PDT by TrueKnightGalahad
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To: BereanBrain

The head went to the priests. The torso went to feed beasts in the emperor’s menagerie. The captor got a joint, and the remaining joints went to feed various knightly orders.
There were no pigs at the time. Pigs came over with the Spanish.


33 posted on 10/07/2011 6:55:18 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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