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THE remains of the "first Europeans" discovered at an archaeological site in northern Spain have revealed that these prehistoric humans were cannibals who particularly liked the flesh of children.
"We know that they practiced cannibalism," Jose Maria Bermudez de Castro, one of the co-directors of the Atapuerca project, said.
A study of the remains revealed that they turned to cannibalism to feed themselves and not as part of a ritual.
They also ate their rivals after killing them, mostly children and adolescents.
Originally posted by ELECTRICkoolaidZOMBIEtest
i think cannibalism is pretty practical in times when you couldnt just walk 20 feet and get food whenever you wanted. and besides, look at all the meat that would go wasted.
They found water and food in abundance, could hunt wild boar, horses, deer, which means that they did not practice cannibalism through a lack of food.
these prehistoric humans were cannibals who particularly liked the flesh of children.
The remains discovered in the caves "appeared scattered, broken, fragmented, mixed with other animals such as horses, deer, rhinoceroses, all kinds of animals caught in hunting" and eaten by humans, he said. "This gives us an idea of cannibalism as a type of gastronomy and not as a ritual."
Europeans were once 'child-eating cannibals'