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Chronicling 16,820 burials from 329 sites among 13 different ethnographic groups,
What is abundantly clear is that prehistoric California was populated by intelligent, skilled, anatomically modern human beings who certainly were not savages but nor were they necessarily noble — they were people — subject to the same range of emotions and behavioral responses as other human populations.”
originally posted by: cosmicgypsy
a reply to: Hanslune
Does this refer to all of California or a location more condensed? Curious to know more about this.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: NthOther
I agree insomuch that the Aztecs, in my own estimation, were not the savage, murderous, cult driven freaks that seems popular.
I wouldn't think the any more or less violent than the classical Greek city states were.
I have spent some time in study of Nahuatl mysticism. There is a very deep, dark side to Aztec spirituality. No doubt. And I dont doubt some of the deaths being related to sacrifice. But there are other viewpoints that, in my viewpoint, make more sense than massive murder-fests at the Temple of the Sun.