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This got posted on a Facebook archaeology page, new article in Forbes:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2015/05/20/ancient-mesoamerican-recipe-for-cooking-human-flesh-stuns-archaeologists/?utm_content=buffer1bfce&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

At the site of Tlatelcomila near Mexico City, a fairly early site dating to the Late Formative 700-500 BC before a lot of the great civilizations of Mexico as the Classic Mayans, Teotihuacan, Aztecs... human remains were excavated that have evidence of being butchered and cooked. Something that I have not really seen done much is that bones are not just analyzed for seeing how they were butchered but also looking a the cooking techniques used as well as what seasoning might have been used with chemical analysis. Don't think it was in a skillet with potatoes and onions yucky.gif

Here's the academic article published in the latest journal issue of Archeometry:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/arcm.12178/abstract?campaign=wolearlyview

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This got posted on a Facebook archaeology page, new article in Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2015/05/20/ancient-mesoamerican-recipe-for-cooking-human-flesh-stuns-archaeolog

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/cannibal-restaurant-with-roasted-human-heads-on-the-menu-shut-down-by-police-9123693.html

Cannibal restaurant 'with roasted human heads on the menu' shut down by police

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Police arrested 11 people and closed a restaurant after two human heads wrapped in cellophane were discovered at a hotel restaurant that had been serving human flesh.
A tip-off led police to the macabre discovery in Anambra, Nigeria, with 11 people being arrested and AK-47 guns and other weapons being seized.
Human flesh was apparently being sold as an expensive treat at the restaurant, with authorities saying that roasted human head was even on the menu.
"I went to the hotel early this year, after eating, I was told that a lump of meat was being sold at N700, I was surprised," a pastor who had visited the eatery said.
"So I did not know it was human meat that I ate at such expensive price.
"What is this country turning into? Can you imagine people selling human flesh as meat," he added. "Seriously I’m beginning to fear people in this part of the world. "
Another local added to the Osun Defender newspaper: "I always noticed funny movements in and out of the hotel; dirty people with dirty characters always come into the hotel.
"So, I was not surprised when the police made this discovery in the early hours of yesterday."
The tabloid reported that two army caps, 40 rounds of live ammunition and 'so many cell phones' were also discovered by authorities.

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I read the headline the cannibal restaurant but didn't read the article...wonder if they had a secret recipe? :p

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I read the headline the cannibal restaurant but didn't read the article...wonder if they had a secret recipe? :p

Maybe what they stuffed inside the roasted human skull. yucky.gif

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