Once, human sacrifice was practiced widely. We know it took place in early Germanic, Arab, Turkic, Inuit, American, Austronesian, African, Chinese and Japanese cultures. But what impact—if any—did this horrific practice have on modern society? Researchers from the University of Auckland and Victoria University of Wellington set out to answer the question and they arrive…

via Was a modern, unjust society built on the bones of human sacrifice? — Quartz