Cannibalism in the Neolithic

@article{Villa1986CannibalismIT,
  title={Cannibalism in the Neolithic},
  author={Paola Villa and Claude Bouville and J P Courtin and Daniel Helmer and Eric Mahieu and Paul A. Shipman and Giorgio Belluomini and Maril{\`i} Branca},
  journal={Science},
  year={1986},
  volume={233},
  pages={431 - 437}
}
Cannibalism is a provocative interpretation put forth repeatedly for practices at various prehistoric sites, yet it has been so poorly supported by objective evidence that later, more critical reviews almost invariably reject the proposal. The basic data essential to a rigorous assessment of a cannibalism hypothesis include precise contextual information, analysis of postcranial and cranial remains of humans and animals, and detailed bone modification studies. Such data are available from the… 

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