A new study from the University of York in the UK concludes that turkeys were originally bred to be worshipped, not eaten.
The remains of 55 turkeys, from the period 300 BC to 1500 AD, found in Mesoamerica, were studied. Because the turkey remains were “rarely found” in domestic refuse, with more discovered either buried in temples or human graves, the researchers conclude that they were objects of worship rather than food.
The researchers seem not to have considered that the turkeys might have been worshipped and also eaten.
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