Bronze Age Teens Ate Dogs to Become Men

Some 4,000 years ago in the Russian steppe, the relationship between man and dog was, you could say, complicated.

It seems in that time and place, as a rite of passage into manhood, teenage boys were sent to a ritual site to “transform” into dogs by eating their flesh.

This is the new interpretation, presented in an upcoming paper in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, of roasted and chopped bones from at least 64 dogs and wolves, found at the Bronze Age site of Krasnosamarskoe

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