Mortal Rituals

Mortal Rituals

What the Story of the Andes Survivors Tells Us About Human Evolution

eBook - 2013
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On December 21, 1972, sixteen young survivors of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 were rescued after spending ten weeks stranded at the crash site of their plane, high in the remote Andes Mountains. The incident made international headlines and spawned several bestselling books, fueled partially by the fact that the young men had resorted to cannibalism to survive. Matt Rossano examines this story from an evolutionary perspective, weaving together findings and ideas from anthropology, psychology, religion, and cognitive science. He ties their story to our story, seeing in the mortal rituals.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2013.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 232 pages :) : illustrations, map

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