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Mayan Blood and Mayan Victims October 8, 2010

Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval
Mayan Blood and Mayan Victims

Beachcombing has had a bad week and so to perk himself up a little he thought that he would resort to the last strategy of the truly desperate: pity someone who is worse off than himself. In this spirit and in continuance of his wcih (‘worst careers in history’) series he has decided to rememeber the […]

The return of Mayan-style human sacrifice June 25, 2010

Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval
The return of Mayan-style human sacrifice

                    Beachcombing loves the way that some of the best historical stories hide behind the most oblique academic titles. Take, for example, Vera Tiesler and Andrea Cucina, ‘Procedures in Human Heart Extraction and Ritual Meaning: A Taphonomic Assessment of Anthropogenic Marks in Classic Maya Skeletons’ (Latin […]