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Monday July 25, 2011

Mexican Anthropologists Unearth Cannibal Tribe Remains in Durango

Mexican Anthropologists Unearth Cannibal Tribe Remains  in Durango

Photo: Ancient Cannibal Tribe Found in México

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Research on bones found in caves were the Xixima Indians resided, shown the ancient Mexican tribe were cannibals.

Bones dating back to the 1450’s found in caves where the Xixima tribe resided, shown cut marks, and signs of having been boiled.

The bones, interestingly belonged to people from their own tribe; the Xiximes seem to have practiced cannibalism as part of a tribal “planting and growing of the maize” ritual, eating only members of their own ethnicity, as the bones of enemies and prisoners of war, were used as part of a ritual for renewing the maize cycle.

Colonization along with evangelization wiped off these people’s customs and traditions, reason why archeologist have to dig and interpret their findings against science, to try and make sense of the practices of the Xiximes.

 

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