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Human sacrifice played a key role in shaping ancient societies: Brutal butchery of the lower classes created a hierarchy and helped the elite gain power

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Researchers studied 93 traditional Austronesian cultures
Found a link between ritual human sacrifice and social hierarchy
Believe the brutal practice helped establish and maintain a ruling elite
May have let humans evolve from small groups to complex communities
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3522815/Human-sacrifice-played-key-role-shaping-ancient-societies-Brutal-butchery-lower-classes-created-hierarchy-helped-elite-gain-power.html#ixzz44tunGiPI