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Archaeologists find evidence of cannibalism at neolithic site in Germany

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posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 07:46 PM
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Archaeologists find evidence of cannibalism at neolithic site in Germany


ww w.telegraph.co.uk

Archaeologists from the University of Bordeaux said they had found the remains of almost 500 people who may have been eaten during a famine in Europe's early neolithic period.

Their study, which was reported in the journal Antiquity, said the bones of children and even unborn babies appeared showed signs of having been cooked and chewed.

Bruno Boulestin, the team's leader, told the BBC: "We see patterns on the bones of animals indicating that they have been spit-roasted. We have seen some of these same patterns on the human bones."
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posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 07:46 PM
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I was shocked when I saw this! Even if the pattern of the bite marks
on the bones are potentially consistent with ceremonies, it does not remove the fact that they are bite marks.

It sounds like a scene from a horror movie but also shows the depths humanity can sink to when pushed. Hopefully we will never be pushed this far again!

ww w.telegraph.co.uk
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posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 09:46 PM
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This could have happened during one of the last ice ages that scientists say happened so fast that these people didn't notice the severity until it was too late...

They could have run out of regular food stocks so fast because it was so cold they had to resort to eating people just to last the season until they could move.

Maybe they just had a taste for human flesh



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 05:04 AM
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Humans used to eat each other all over the world.
There have been many human bones found all over the place with bite/knife marks on them suggesting they were used as food.

Also we have imunity to certain diseases,and that imunity comes from the fact that our ancestors ate human flesh.


Cannibalism cannibalism (kăn`ĭbəlĭzəm) [Span. caníbal, referring to the Carib], eating of human flesh by other humans. ..... Click the link for more information. among prehistoric humans may have left lasting genetic marks, a team of scientists contends. Their controversial argument hinges on a link between specific DNA DNA: see nucleic acid. DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid One of two types of nucleic acid (the other is RNA); a complex organic compound found in all living cells and many viruses. It is the chemical substance of genes. mutations and a disease that afflicted South Pacific villagers who practiced cannibalism as late as 1950. Gene variations that protect against prion prion (prī`ŏn), infectious agent thought to cause a group of diseases known as prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. diseases--deadly neurological illnesses caused by proteins known as prions (SN: 10/11/97 p. 229)--frequently occur in modern human populations, say John Collinge of University College London “UCL” redirects here. For other uses, see UCL (disambiguation). University College London, commonly known as UCL, is the oldest multi-faculty constituent college of the University of London, one of the two original founding colleges, and the first British and his colleagues. These variations occur in the gene that encodes a protein that's usually harmless but causes prion disease when it's in a mutant form. The protective variations originated around 500,000 years ago and spread via natural selection because they protect against epidemics of prion diseases, Collinge's team contends in an upcoming issue of Science.


www.thefreelibrary.com...

Cannibalism it turns out,was much more prevalent in our past than we originally thought.
Although I think I'll stick to Pizza.



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 05:43 AM
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In Africa, cannibal still is alive and kicking



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 10:18 AM
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German cannibal tells of fantasy

As you have commented above, cannibalism is alive and well, even with people who could pop down to the supermarket.



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 10:19 AM
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Originally posted by Cedik
German cannibal tells of fantasy

As you have commented above, cannibalism is alive and well, even with people who could pop down to the supermarket.



yes, it can happen anywhere, but it is much more prevalent, and culturally "accessible" in parts of Africa



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 11:00 AM
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Originally posted by blueorder

Originally posted by Cedik
German cannibal tells of fantasy

As you have commented above, cannibalism is alive and well, even with people who could pop down to the supermarket.

yes, it can happen anywhere, but it is much more prevalent, and culturally "accessible" in parts of Africa


So, what you're saying...essentially...is that schnitzel is still safe? Mein Gott in Himmel, that's good to hear!

Like it was said, though, cannibalism is regarded as depraved in our society, but that's fairly recent and (I suppose) subjective. As far as a healthy treat? Google Kuru:

Kuru is an incurable degenerative neurological disorder (brain disease) that is a type of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy found in humans. Kuru is believed to be caused by prions and is related to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. It is best known for the epidemic that occurred in Papua New Guinea in the middle of the twentieth century, and earlier.

Although it is considered a transmissible prion disease, there is some evidence that the origin of the outbreak was due to consumption of an individual (cannibalism) with sporadic CJD, thus implying a common pathophysiology. en.wikipedia.org...


But the German connection? See en.wikipedia.org..., and catch the show at: www.youtube.com... ...'specially round the 5:10 mark. Those boys...gotta lov'em!

Denn du bist was du isst



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 11:02 AM
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Climate change driving polar bears to cannibalism..

It would also seem that other mammals resort to cannibalism in times of emergency. As humans, we are far more adaptable than a polar bear, i mean for a start we can create artificial environments to grow our own food.



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 05:30 AM
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Originally posted by Cedik


It would also seem that other mammals resort to cannibalism in times of emergency. As humans, we are far more adaptable than a polar bear, i mean for a start we can create artificial environments to grow our own food.



Climate change causing polar bear cannibalism, ha ha so funny, what other climate change stories will they dream up



THose polar bears can eat other out of existence for all i care, vicious beasts, I shed not tear



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 05:32 AM
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Originally posted by JohnnyCanuckLike it was said, though, cannibalism is regarded as depraved in our society, but that's fairly recent and (I suppose) subjective.



"fairly recent", well certainly in the UK it hasn't been fasionable for a few thousand years
, and isn't that the sign of improvement, slavery was fashionable MUCH more recently, but I certainly don't think we should be soft soaping it


Civilisation must strive to improve, whilst never able to reach perfection you see



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