Skip to comments.Cannibalism Confirmed Among Ancient Mexican Group
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...
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Jimmy crack corn and I don’t care
My massa gone away
Now THAT’S funny!
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Trying to get on the menu????
Senor eater. Nah, I'll stick to senor eatereater.
I'm also intrigued that it was often mixed races mutilating and eating each other. These examples show fair skinned victims.
Ewww, with a gammy leg?
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.
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.
Flava beans and chianti?
Tastes like chicken....
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.
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