Ancient Human Sacrifices Reinforced Hierarchy

A new study looked at the social makeup of ancient societies and found that those with more stratified class systems participated most often in ritual human sacrifice, a practice that maintained an elite wealthy class by killing subordinates to appease the gods. What do you think?

“I do like how uncomplicated that sounds.”

Keith Roban • Plaster Molder


“Just imagine how kind the wealthy will be toward the less fortunate in another 1,000 years!”

Noreen Berger • Foam Compressor

“Good to know. I’m going to start pointing out to disadvantaged people how lucky they are by comparison.”

Alvin Thome • Delay Estimator

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