Re: Human sacrifice

Agner Fog (
20 Sep 1996 11:55:18 GMT wrote:
>Sometime in the distant past I remember reading a book (article?) on the premise that human sacrifice was
>most important or most prevelant in places where there was a limited supply of other animal protein. Can
>anyone supply the citation?

No, but I can supply a refutation:
Arens, W.: The man-eating myth. Oxford univ. press 1979

In my electronic book 'Cultural Selection' I explain why such myths are so
persistent. You can find it at the URL given below:

Agner Fog, Ph.D. See my electronic book: 'Cultural Selection' at: