Relations between Funerary Cannibalism and Warfare Cannibalism: The Question of Predation

  title={Relations between Funerary Cannibalism and Warfare Cannibalism: The Question of Predation},
  author={Aparecida Vilaça},
  pages={106 - 83}
The Wari’, a southern Amazonian group of the Txapakura linguistic family, ate their dead and their enemies until at least the beginning of the 1960s. This article argues the continuity between these two forms of cannibalism by demonstrating that the Wari’ conceive the ingestion of the dead as a means of transforming them into prey. Predation – a defining characteristic of Amerindian warfare cannibalism – comprises a crucial means of differentiating two terms set in relationship, whether these… 

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