Origin of circumcision

4 Nov 95 01:32:41 -0400

Here's a comment that I came across in another newsgroup (whose name I
am keeping secret, in order to protect it from the foolishness that
has been haunting sci.anthropology):

"Male circumcision is quite common among most groups whose tribal origins
can be traced to dry desert environments. Australian Aborigines, various
African tribes, most Middle Eastern tribes (including Jews and Muslims) all
practice circumcision. The foreskin can be problematic in dry environments
with inadequate supplies of water for cleaning - hence this practice in those

Now there's a basis for doing some *real* research.