Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

John Verano quoted in Smithsonian News Story

April 5th, 2016

Dr. John Verano, Professor of Anthropology and Affiliate of the Stone Center, was quoted in a Smithsonian News Article “Human Sacrifices May Lie Behind the Rise of Ancient Social Status.” Dr. Verano was quoted, saying “the Maya, Aztec and Inca, and other New World societies celebrated the capture and sacrifice of rulers and other high status individuals,” in response to ideas about the relationship between human sacrifice and the rise of social inequality.

Read the rest of the article on the Smithsonian Website.

General Latin America + People
Pierre Buekens
Professor and Dean - Public Health & Tropical Medicine