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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC250Y1
Professor
Joseph Bryant
Semester
Winter

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March 7 12Continued LectureThe flesh of the victims is ritualistically consumedAztec Cannibalisma sacred stew of peppers tomatoes human fleshIn consuming the consecrated flesh of the godimpersonators the Mexica believed they were in communion with the gods partaking of their bofu and bloodSacred mushroomsflesh of the godsOnly the aristocracy was entitled to consume human flesh which was considered consecratedSpanish priests regard Aztec religion as a Satanic inversion of Christianity and question the practice of human sacrifice why not birds or other animals Receive sarcastic replies these are the offerings of low and poor men not nobles Ecological Crises and the Spanish ConquestRecurrent earthquakes floods rodents droughtsPopulation strain from c1200 to 1500 growth from roughly 120000 to almost 1000000Protein deficiency Extinction of the megafaunaGreat famine of 1454noble children sold out to slaveryfamine o
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