Human Sacrifice May Have Helped Create Complex Societies | Popular Science
- Yet no matter how barbaric the practice may seem, the reasons for doing so couldnâ€™t be more relevant. Anthropologists from New Zealand have collected evidence that suggests that ritualized human sacrifice was a driver in the formation of the large scale, stratified societies we live in today, and was used as a tool to maintain social hierarchies. Their findings are published online in the journal Nature.
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