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Man Corn

4.32 of 5 stars 4.32  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  6 reviews
This study of prehistoric violence, homicide, and cannibalism explodes the myth that the Anasazi and other Southwest Indians were simple, peaceful farmers.

Until quite recently, Southwest prehistory studies have largely missed or ignored evidence of violent competition. Christy and Jacqueline Turner’s study of prehistoric violence, homicide, and cannibalism explodes the myt
Hardcover, 547 pages
Published December 2nd 1998 by University of Utah Press
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The Hopi and Anasazi had lots in common with their neighbors to the south, including HUMAN SACRIFICE AND CANNIBALISM. It's a fascinating book (especially if you've been to Chaco Canyon)but it's 500 DENSE pages. Mostly for the anthropology/archaeology student.
This book is controversial for one main reason: cannibalism in the ancient Native Americans. The modern-day tribes (such as the Hopi and Zuni) believe their ancestors are the Anasazi; they also don't agree that cannibalism was practiced in the past.

This book, by no means, says that ALL prehistoric groups practiced cannibalism, but that cannibalism and violence did happen. There is ample evidence, such as remains found with evidence of traumatic injuries within buried structures or missing body p
Count Jared
Fantastically detailed, grisly volume of sparse, clinical prose detailing the (rare, but in a recurring pattern) evidence of mass violence and cannibalism centered around the Chaco Anasazi cultural finds. Pretty chilling; reads almost as a true-crime story, a thousand years old.
Absolutely LOVED this one. Controversial as hell, but, damned good argument, which I personally ascribe to about the Anasazi and them being cannibalistic.
Carole A
The most comprehensive, beautifully presented, proof of cannibalism in the Four Corners area of America. circa 900 -1400 AD
Duncan Eyre
This is meant as a text book I feel. It requires a working knowledge in osteology, archaeology and the Anasazi culture.
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Christy Turner is an Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Arizona State University.
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