Re: Anthropophagy

DuVal F. Lawrence (
Fri, 9 Dec 1994 17:41:18 GMT

In article <> (George Anketell) writes:
>Newsgroups: sci.anthropology
>Subject: Anthropophagy
>From: (George Anketell)
>Distribution: world
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>Date: Thu, 8 Dec 94 12:53:00 -0500
>Organization: CRS Online (Toronto, Ontario)
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>I'm researching a childrens' book. Its subject is *the human body*.

>Point is, that when kids realise that we are meat, their first question is *What
>do we taste like?*
>I don't know the answer. Any quotes, references etc would be most helpful.

>e-mail please.


I have heard that some South Seas cultures that practiced cannabalism refered
to roast human as "long-pig". Presummably from the likeness both of the
flavor as like pork, and fron the appearance of the dressed carcas as looking
like a pig prepared for cooking.