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  All about Cannibalism: The Ancient Taboo in Modern Times, by Rachael Bell - The Crime library
The Latin form of the word cannibalism is anthropophagy and is a term used mostly in anthropology and archeology.
Cannibalism is a practice that reaches across centuries and cultures.
Cannibalism is an undeniable occurrence rooted in antiquity and branching forth to the present-day.
www.crimelibrary.com /criminal_mind/psychology/cannibalism/index.html   (467 words)

  
  Cannibalism: Prevention and Treatment
Cannibalism in fowl is a costly and vicious habit that poultry producers can not afford to ignore.
Cannibalism usually occurs when the birds are stressed by a poor management practice.
Since cannibalism can be caused by several conditions, you may not be able to determine the exact cause of the problem.
www.ext.vt.edu /pubs/poultry/factsheets/32.html   (917 words)

  
  Cannibalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cannibalism has been attributed to many different tribes and ethnicities in the past, but the degree to which it has actually occurred and been socially sanctioned is an extremely controversial topic in anthropology, owing to the extreme taboo against its practice in most cultures.
Cannibalism was reported in Mexico, the flower wars of the Aztec Empire being considered as the most massive manifestation of cannibalism, but the Aztec accounts, written after the conquest, reported that human flesh was considered by itself to be of no value, and usually thrown away and replaced with turkey.
Cannibalism was documented in Egypt during a famine caused by the failure of the Nile to flood for eight years (AD 1064-1072).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cannibalism   (6506 words)

  
 Cannibalism - Crystalinks
Cannibalism is the act or practice of eating members of the same species, e.g.
The degree to which cannibalism has actually occurred and been socially sanctioned is an extremely controversial subject in anthropology with some anthropologists arguing that cannibalism is almost non-existent and viewing claims of cannibalism with extreme skepticism, while others argue the practice was common in pre-state societies.
For some species, cannibalism under certain well-defined circumstances, such as the female red-back spider eating the male after mating, is believed to be a common, if not invariable, part of the life cycle.
www.crystalinks.com /cannibalism.html   (394 words)

  
 Cannibalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cannibalism was derived from the Carib Indians, discovered by Christopher Columbus, of the West Indies.
Some examples of religious cannibalism are these: The Binderwurs of central India ate their sick and aged in the belief that the act was pleasing to their goddess Kali.
Cannibalism is nearly considered a taboo among Western cultures and the instances of it occurring are extremely rare.
www.themystica.com /mystica/articles/c/cannibalism.html   (463 words)

  
 CANNIBALISM - LoveToKnow Article on CANNIBALISM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A third division of subordinate importance is also possible, if we consider whether the victims are actually killed for food or whether only such are eaten as have met their death in battle or other ways.
From a psychological point of view the term cannibalism groups together a number of customs, whose only bond of union is that they all involve eating of human flesh.
(a) Food cannibalism, where the object is the satisfaction of hunger, may occur sporadically as a result of real necessity or may be kept up for the simple gratification of a taste for human flesh in the absence of any lack of food in general or even of animal food.
19.1911encyclopedia.org /C/CA/CANNIBALISM.htm   (1543 words)

  
 Aztec Cannibalism: An Ecological Necessity?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cannibalism was not motivated by starvation but by a belief that this was a way to commune with the gods.
The only case where cannibalism would fall in the range of 5 to 10 percent of dietary need would be that of Tenochtitlan (where Harner assumes that 5 percent of the population would be eaten annually), and only if the entire bodies of all the victims were consumed (Table 3).
Although cannibalism was not significant on a year-round basis, the possibility that it took place primarily at times of stress or need and thus made a significant contribution (at those times) needs to be considered.
www.latinamericanstudies.org /aztecs/montellano.htm   (6138 words)

  
 Exploring News & Features - Brief history of cannibal controversies
"Cannibalism is a difficult topic for an anthropologist to write about, for it pushes the limits of cultural relativism, challenging one to define what is or is not beyond the pale of acceptable human behavior," writes Beth Conklin in her new book, Consuming Grief: Compassionate Cannibalism in an Amazonian Society [University of Texas Press].
In the 16th century, Pope Innocent IV declared cannibalism a sin deserving to be punished by Christians through force of arms and Queen Isabella of Spain decreed that Spanish colonists could only legally enslave natives who were cannibals, giving the colonists an economic interest in making such allegations.
Animal studies have suggested that cannibals may be at greater risk for being infected by parasites and diseases from members of their own species than from other prey.
www.vanderbilt.edu /exploration/news/news_cannibalism_pt2.htm   (1361 words)

  
 cannibalism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The charge of cannibalism is a common insult, and it is likely that some alleged cannibal groups have merely been victims of popular fear and misrepresentation.
Widespread cannibalism is usually not found in state-level societies, which have the means to tax and control surplus labor.
Nevertheless, one of the most famous cases of cannibalism is that of the Aztecs, who sacrificed their prisoners of war and undoubtedly ate some of them.
www.bartleby.com /65/ca/cannibal.html   (362 words)

  
 Cannibalism in the Opossum
Cannibalism has been found to be a normal behavior in many animal species in the wild.
A mother may cannibalize one or more of her unhealthy young in order to cut her losses and devote more time to the others.
Research is lacking in the opossum; however, it does not seem to be a “normal” behavior in the wild opossum.
www.opossumsocietyus.org /cannibalism_in_the_opossum.htm   (465 words)

  
 Cannibalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cannibalism has been detested throughout Western history and was declared a sin by Pope Innocent IV in the sixteenth century.
While cannibalism in battle is gruesome and tortuous, flesh-eating of the close deceased is ceremonious and brings closure to their deaths.
Cannibalism symbolized the crossing to afterlife and the turning of the dead into peccaries that were a prime source of meat for the Wari’.
dana.ucc.nau.edu /~js259/Short.htm   (993 words)

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