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dc.contributor.authorZink, Stephanie
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-20T19:52:45Z
dc.date.available2009-10-20T19:52:45Z
dc.date.issued2008-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/37566
dc.description.abstractAs the nature of Aztec cannibalism is poorly known, this paper examines the extent to which it was practiced and the motives behind it. Using the methodology of documentary research I have determined that the Aztecs did in fact engage in cannibalism, specifically ritual and gustatory cannibalism, however, the extent of it is indefinite. The analysis that I have conducted suggests that, while several hypotheses exist, there is only one that is backed by the evidence: Aztec cannibalism was practiced for religious reasons. In order to better understand this issue, other hypotheses must be examined.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectAztecs -- Rites and ceremoniesen
dc.subjectHuman sacrifice -- Mexicoen
dc.subjectCannibalism -- Mexicoen
dc.titleCannibalism and Aztec human sacrificeen
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