Scientists Suggest Columbus' Caribbean Cannibals Might Be True

January 12, 2020 - General
Representation of cannibalism in the Caribbean

A new study of ancient Caribbean skulls suggests Christopher Columbus’ accounts of fierce raiders abducting women and cannibalizing men ‘might’ be true.

In 1492, under orders from King Ferdinand of Spain, famed Italian explorer Christopher Columbus ‘discovered’ the New World of the Americas while trying to find a new route to India and has been both credited and blamed for having opened up the Americas for European colonization.

Columbus’ accounts of the Caribbean include gory descriptions of fierce cannibals abducting and abusing women and eating men, and while most historians have regarded these stories as figments of Columbus’ imagination, a new study suggests the famous navigator might have been telling the truth.

Source: origins

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