re: people who eat dirt

Derek Olivier Blair (
17 Nov 1995 21:10:51 GMT

Hi someone recently posted regarding the question of whether there were
any tribes who ate dirt. Mary Douglas points out that Nyakyusa have a
ritual where dirt, excreta, frogs etc.. are eaten. Tis is on page 177 of
the 1995 edn. of "Purity and Danger". Contact me by email if you would
like more info.

Derek at UCalgary