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Prof. Charlie Love to discuss his research on cannibal tribes in "South Seas Cannibal Adventures" at Western Oct.12

September 28, 2016

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Professor Emeritus Charlie Love holds an authentic war club from Fiji, one of the artifacts he will discuss as part of his presentation, “South Seas Cannibal Adventures."

Western Wyoming Community College Professor Emeritus Charlie Love will discuss his travels in the remote jungles of New Guinea and other South Pacific islands in the presentation “South Seas Cannibal Adventures,” on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 1302.

In this free program, Love will present photos, artifacts and historical documents related to his research on South Pacific tribes that historically had been linked to cannibalism, a cultural practice that was rumored to have persisted well into the 20th century in some cases. Love has traveled to New Guinea multiple times and interacted with members of these tribes. He will discuss the reasons why such groups may have practiced cannibalism, why the practice eventually would have ceased, and whether it still may be practiced by some groups.  

This program originally was scheduled as part of Free Day 2016 in April but had to be postponed due to Prof. Love’s travel schedule.

This presentation may include themes or material that could be upsetting to younger audience members. Children under 13 should be accompanied by a parent, and parental discretion is advised.  

For more information, contact Marketing and Communication Coordinator Christopher Sheid at, or at (307) 382-1661.


For more information, contact Audrey Harton at (307) 382-1661 or
(307) 382-1600 or toll free (800) 226-1181