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Piers Gibbon with an elder in Negadai village. Some of the elders in this village claim to have practiced cannibalism.
Cannibalism is a word to spread fear through your body at the thought of what it means. Yet for years, centuries even, it was practiced in various areas of the world, including England, where remains found in Gough’s Cave in Cheddar Gorge suggest that a man may have died as a result of this macabre practice. National Geographic Channel has gone out to learn about the whys and wherefores of cannibalism by speaking to the people who know best. Those that have killed and eaten other humans.