Ritual Human Sacrifice Paved Way For Complex Societies

Anthropologists from New Zealand have collected evidence that suggests that ritualized human sacrifice was a formative rite that paved way for the large scale, stratified societies we live in today. Their findings are published online in the journal Nature, in which they state that it was used as a tool to maintain social hierarchies. The... Continue Reading →

The ‘Oldest’ known African human sacrifice

The Neolithic revolution is a really important transition in human prehistory, one that is identified by an increase in technology. During this time people became skilled agriculturalists, adopted more sedentary lifestyles that revolved around more complex, structured city-state societies. Not every area of the world experienced the Neolithic at the same time. It is believed... Continue Reading →

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