Mexican archaeologists have discovered a 2400-year-old burial site in which 10 skeletons were meticulously placed in a circular formation and with their body parts interlocked. The researchers have never seen anything like it, with signs pointing to a previously unknown ritualistic practice.
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Humans have been eating other humans since the beginning of time, but the motivations behind this macabre practice are complex and often unclear. Some anthropologists say prehistoric cannibals were just trying to grab a nutritious snack, but new research shows that human flesh -- as tasty as it is -- doesn't pack the same caloric punch as wild animals. In other words, cannibalism wasn't worth the trouble given alternatives.