Ancient dog bones hint at male initiation rituals during Bronze Age

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 07:02 in Paleontology & Archaeology

(—A pair of researchers with Hartwick College in the U.S. has found evidence of young male humans eating dog meat as part of initiation rituals during the Bronze Age. In their paper published in Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, David Anthony and Dorcas Brown describe attributes of ancient bones and the evidence they found suggesting dog and possibly wolf eating as a rite of passage into manhood.

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