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Ancient Humans Didn’t Eat Each Other For the Calories

Humans have been eating other humans since the beginning of time, but the motivations behind this macabre practice are complex and often unclear. Some anthropologists say prehistoric cannibals were just trying to grab a nutritious snack, but new research shows that human flesh—as tasty as it is—doesn’t pack the same caloric punch as wild animals. In other words, cannibalism wasn’t worth the trouble given alternatives. Read More >>

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Ancient Cannibals Smothered Their Meals in Bone-Staining Spices

We know that, over the course of our species long history, humans have eaten each other. But we now know more about how ancient cannibals liked to dine: they spent lots of time prepping elaborate feasts with actual recipes calling for exotic ingredients. Read More >>