>anthropological news

Eduardo G. Moros (moros@castor.wustl.edu)
Wed, 17 Dec 1997 18:19:26 -0600

Lions and tigers, cats and dogs, sharks and pirannas, and any other living
thing that rejoices in eating the flesh of its own kind are according to your
hypothesis religious beings. Cannibalism among hominids does not necessarily
implies religion activity. In fact, more likely than not it does not imply
religion activity. Besides, the poor thing could have just had fallen on a
rock. This is really pushing it................

> anthropological news
> Glenn Morton (grmorton@waymark.net)
> Wed, 17 Dec 1997 17:27:13 -0600
> Several items of anthropological news have come up over the past month.
> First, from http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/neandertal.html
> There is the report that a neanderthal skull cap has been found at
> Ochtendung, Germany. The edges of the skull cap show cutmarks which indicate
> that the skull cap was shaped, possibly into a drinking vessel. (yum, yum).
> The date of this fossil is between 100 and 200,000 years ago, prior to the
> advent of anatomically modern men on earth and much prior to their advent in
> Europe. Thus, if this object represents some time of ritual cannibalism
> then it would be indicative of religion among the Neanderthals. At the very
> least this skull cap is consistent with that hypothesis. (see my cannibalism
> report from a few weeks ago at
> http://www.calvin.edu/archive/asa/199711/0016.html )

> glenn