Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Jamestown Colonists Were Cannibals

Researchers made a grisly discovery recently while examining the skeleton of a young girl from 17th-Century Jamestown:

At least some Jamestown residents resorted to cannibalism.

While the circumstances remain unknown, the girl's skeleton shows signs of butchery. Several accounts from the time describe random acts of cannibalism. One account says a grave was dug up for the meat. However, few researchers are willing to say that some of the Jamestown populace resorted to cannibalism despite the accounts.

This skeleton provides hard evidence that cannot be ignored.

© C Harris Lynn, 2013

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