Archaeology: Talk of cannibalism

@article{Diamond2000ArchaeologyTO,
  title={Archaeology: Talk of cannibalism},
  author={Jared M. Diamond},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={407},
  pages={25-26}
}
  • J. Diamond
  • Published 7 September 2000
  • Sociology
  • Nature
Incontrovertible evidence of cannibalism has been found at a 900-year-old site in the southwestern United States. Why do horrified critics deny that many societies have found cannibalism acceptable? 

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