Posts Tagged ‘Social hierarchy’

Priests in early Pacific cultures gained by human sacrifice Comments 1

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Priests and chiefs in early Pacific cultures, including New Zealand, used ritual human sacrifices to reinforce their power, a study has found. Research involving two New Zealand universities has discovered such acts were used by social elites to maintain their power, the Stuff.co.nz website reported. The study came from researchers from the University of Auckland, Victoria University Read more