"MAN CORN - Cannibalism & Violence in the Prehistoric SW"

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"MAN CORN - Cannibalism & Violence in the Prehistoric SW"

Post by Randal_Schulhauser » Jul 16 2010 8:07 pm

I know this is old news, but my copy of the 1999 Turner & Turner book just arrived today => http://www.amazon.com/Man-Corn-Cannibal ... ikearizona :scared:

Inspired by a recent trip to Chaco Canyon http://hikearizona.com/photoset.php?ID=11574 and the requisite camp fire discussions, decided I would give this a read. I just finished the Introduction and I'm hooked already...

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Post by PaleoRob » Jul 16 2010 8:10 pm

Read it back in 2004. Fascinating book. I was reading a recent thing in Prehistoric Southwestern Mortuary Practices that was saying that some of the C-14 dates might be off due to a lack of calibration when they were originally dated.
Anyway, a worthwhile read for anyone interested in the prehistoric southwest.
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Post by Randal_Schulhauser » Jul 16 2010 8:24 pm

Recall a Forum thread speculating about Perry Mesa people "organized for war?" pointing to MAN CORN as a general reference to Southwest prehistoric violence. Check out the old thread => viewtopic.php?t=3677 :scared:

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Post by PaleoRob » Jul 16 2010 8:29 pm

Thanks for that link Randal - good reading and discussion.
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Post by JimmyLyding » Jul 16 2010 10:13 pm

That one's been on my Amazon.com wishlist for some time. I can't wait to finish this damned MBA program so I can start reading interesting things! Please let us know how it is

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Post by Alston_Neal » Jul 17 2010 12:44 pm

Randal Schulhauser wrote:Recall a Forum thread speculating about Perry Mesa people "organized for war?" pointing to MAN CORN as a general reference to Southwest prehistoric violence. Check out the old thread => viewtopic.php?t=3677 :scared:
I also thank you for the link. My wife and I spent quite a bit of time up on Perry Mesa and have speculated on what kind of folks they were.
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Post by Alston_Neal » Dec 03 2010 4:03 pm

So it seems they weren't eating just bunnies.
http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20 ... aboo-topic
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Post by big_load » Dec 03 2010 4:26 pm

enemies: the breakfast of champions :o

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Post by Alston_Neal » Dec 04 2010 10:32 am

Well if ya can't beat them...enjoy them.
I wonder if they had a nice spice rub.
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Post by Alston_Neal » Aug 06 2013 10:40 am

In Japan they say only old people and crazy people hike mountains...........yep


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Post by big_load » Aug 06 2013 10:54 am

:( I need to start asking question fast, before the old-timers are all gone.

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Post by Jim_H » Aug 06 2013 11:14 am

Wow! Slamming Alston like that. How rude!
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Post by Alston_Neal » Aug 06 2013 11:36 am

Jim_H wrote:Wow! Slamming Alston like that. How rude!
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Post by friendofThundergod » Aug 06 2013 11:41 am

Book does look real interesting...but do they really want 86 dollars for that book? might have to go used book route..

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Post by big_load » Aug 06 2013 11:43 am

Jim_H wrote:Wow! Slamming Alston like that. How rude!
We already asked him a lot of questions. I have more, though.

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Post by Alston_Neal » Aug 06 2013 11:52 am

friendofThundergod wrote:Book does look real interesting...but do they really want 86 dollars for that book? might have to go used book route..
It really turned anthropology in the SW upside down and created quite a controversy.

Contrary to popular belief though, I was not a sous chef back then.
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Post by beterarcher » Aug 06 2013 12:26 pm

Squash, Corn, Beans, Humans....the Three Sisters and the black sheep brother? :sk:
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Post by Tough_Boots » Aug 17 2013 5:17 pm

so has anyone actually read this? We came across a used copy at work the other day so I snagged it.
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Post by azbackpackr » Aug 17 2013 5:35 pm

I keep meaning to. You know how it goes. I have two of Polly Schaafsma's books sitting on my coffee table. Maybe I will get around to reading them, too. She's the rock art guru.
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