Skip to comments.In Prehistoric Britain Cannibalism Was Practical and Ritualistic
Posted on 09/25/2012 6:50:46 AM PDT by Renfield
BORDEAUXMealtime in Goughs cave in Somerset, England, 14,700 years ago, was not for the faint of heart. Humans were on the menu, for consumption by their own kind. Anthropologists have long studied evidence for cannibalism in the human fossil record, but establishing that it occurred and ascertaining why people ate each other have proved difficult tasks. A new analysis provides fresh insights into the human defleshing that occurred at this site and what motivated itand hints that cannibalism may have been more common in prehistory than previously thought....
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I guess they ate a lot of fava beans, too.....................
Never been fond of English food.
After seeing the riots in England lasy year,It will be making a comeback!
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?
Captain B.J. Smethwick in a white wine sauce with shallots, mushrooms and garlic.
We will return to cannibalism. And not necessarily because of a shortage of food.
We value human life less each day.
They didn’t call him “Cheddar Man” for nothing.
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.”
Opps, sorry for the dup.
“Well, I do feel a bit peckish.”
My first LOL of the day...thank yew, thank yew very much.
...and I can outrun Nigel...hmmm...
Oh, did you like her?
"Stop it! Stop it! Stop this cannibalism....let's have a thread about nice clean decent human beings."
The liberals believe that our planet can only support 30 million people, so many of us are going to have to die. Why let all that meat go to waste? My God, the liberals are trying to show that anything is fine if it supports their plans.
“Yes they were eating people, but only as the second course.”
One of the big problems with liberals is their inability to see how their plans could affect them personally. What if we decided you should die to reach that 30 million goal? What if we decided to kill and eat you because you are weaker and tastier?
“That would never happen because I’m smarter and everyone would see how important I am.”
Just like the Khmer Rouge. They thought a lot of those Cambodian intellectuals when they were putting plastic bags over their heads.
If this continues I could see the audience turning into a mob and storming the Freeper servers.
Until we find out Her Majesty, the Queen, is reading this thread.
Also found in the cave were bath salts residues...
Why does that leave out cannibalism? After all they clean their food before they eat it and I understand it actually tastes fairly decent.
Not in just prehistoric Britain. In Scotland there was also the notorious Christie-Cleek, of the 14th century, and the much better known Sawney Beane and family, of the 15th- or 16th-century.
If TSHTF, I plan on posting the following sign in my suburban community:
"Looters will be used for dog food"
I also discovered a trick when making pickled beets, I put in some hard boiled eggs, which normally turn a uniform dark red and are delicious. But this time, one of them I put in "tea egg style", somewhat cracking the shell but leaving it on.
Imagine eggs that looked like this, but with red, instead of brown, 'veins':
to be sick - ;o)
Is that balut eggs?
Alfred Packer was not associated with the Donner Party. He took his meals in Southern Colorado.
Nothing wrong with a meal of LONG PIG.
I got the joke. ;-)
So what you’re saying is that their food has always been horrible.
Actually, tea eggs are ordinary hard boiled chicken eggs, quite tasty if made properly, with soy sauce, black tea, star anise, cinnamon, salt, with peppercorns and mandarin orange peel optional. Some use a little five spice powder for a similar taste.
The interesting appearance gives them an “Martian” look.
However, pickled beets are, in my opinion, much yummier, and I grew up thinking beets tasted great. They are pickled with onion, pickling spice, sea salt, sugar, black pepper, and bay leaf, covered by a 50/50 solution of cider vinegar and water. Then they need to steep, refrigerated, a couple of weeks, along with peeled hard boiled chicken eggs.
It seems something of a waste to just put cracked shell hard boiled eggs in there for just a couple of days to get the red veined look, but it would make an interesting display at a Halloween party. And it would be fun to see if you could tease someone into eating them. Otherwise, fully steeped pickled eggs, when sliced, make great decor around a salad and go well with most any salad dressing.
I thought English food was just awful and hence why they have bad teeth.
Well at least Kate Middleton is easy on the eyes. :P
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I am always leery of these stories which can decide why people did something. Seems like they are making it up.
Some years ago I read a book by a European anthropologist that created quite a stir because of its theory on the effects of cannibalism on evolution.
The thesis of the book was that the human-to-be species were—or became—cannibalistic. The eating of the brain tissues somehow related to the release and assimilation of ‘smart’ ‘vitamins’ or ‘calories’ or produced extra brain gene material-—and that’s why humans got smarter than apes or chimpanzees or giant sloths for example.
(I forget what he called the process so that proves I’m not a cannibal???).
Over millenniums that accretion of whatever the brain tissue gave to the diet accounted for the evolution of Man into a more sentient species than the rest, able to visualize and build tools and otherwise outwit their competition.
He had lots of diagrams and notes in the book to make his case.
I know, I know, it’s a wild theory, but something has to account for the quantum jump in IQ in the evolution of one species to the top of the evolutionary ladder.
Personally, I believe we are ‘cattle’ being raised on this planet for the amusement of little green aliens until we are ready for harvesting.
Oh, Mom, we had Neanderthal last night!
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