A Really Demented Thing to Do

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Is this bizarre little BBQ really an effective ethno-archaeological experiment?  Is it methodologically valid?  Will it really provide insight into a significant question? And why has Smithsonian Magazine chosen to cover it? 

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3 thoughts on “A Really Demented Thing to Do

  1. ah, to test bone survival in cremation (sorry, link didn’t work for me)? It took me ages to figure out what I was looking at due to the odd angle, I thought it was a big yam at first.
    presumably burning real babies is generally frowned upon?

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