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San Diego Museum Of Man Explores History of Cannibalism

San Diego Museum Of Man Explores History of Cannibalism

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Emily Anderson, director of exhibit and development, San Diego Museum of Man

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Photo credit: San Diego Museum of Man

A bone dagger artifact from Papua New Guinea mid 20th century on display at the "Cannibalism: Myths and Reality" exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Man.

"Cannibalism: Myths and Reality" is an exhibit open through 2018 at the San Diego Museum of Man in Balboa Park. It explores why humans practice cannibalism, the different uses and effects of cannibalism on the human body and the myths that have stood the test of time.

Visitors are able to interact with the exhibit through a video game, simulate a "stranded at sea" scenario to see who would survive and learn about famous incidents of cannibalism in history.

The exhibit replaced "Instruments of Torture," which ran for three years, also at the Museum of Man.

Emily Anderson, director of exhibit and development and the San Diego Museum of Man, spoke about "Cannibalism: Myths and Reality" on KPBS Midday Edition shorty after the exhibit opened in March.

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