Reading3-1 - Reading 3-1 5 for sacrice divination by examining the entrails or cock ghting Chickens are thought to have been domesticated from the

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5 Reading 3-1 for sacri f ce, divination by examining the entrails, or cock f ghting. Chickens are thought to have been domesticated from the jungle fowl of southern and southeastern Asia. The art of divination from sacri f ced birds seems to have spread with chicken raising at least into the Mediterranean area and was practiced by the ancient Greeks. The practice of rearing for sacri f ce but not eating F esh or eggs has also been found in parts of the Americas and has led Sauer (1952), Carter (1971), and others to postulate early trans-Paci f c contacts between the hemispheres. Sheep, goats, pigs, and pigeons were sacri f ced in the ancient world of classical times and it has been suggested that these also may have been domes ticated to have a supply of sacri f cial animals. From the above examples of legends and myths and from other clues, it seems at least plausible that animals may have been used in ritual killings as a substitute for humans. Human sacri f ce and ritual killing may have been very ancient customs. We know that there are a number of plants, wild and cultivated, that are used for ritual, ceremonial, and
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course HIST 302 taught by Professor Jensic during the Summer '10 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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