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Historians have known for decades that Jamestown had a terrible winter (1609-10) and that some people resorted to cannibalism to stay alive.
On a slow day in the mainstream news (if you don’t count *the arrest of three more suspects in the Boston bombings - it makes a hell of a headline:
(Doug Owsley, division head for physical anthropology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, displays the skull and a facial reconstruction for "Jane of Jamestown" during a news conference at the museum in Washington on Wednesday. Carolyn Kaster / AP)
Grisly Evidence:Colonial Settlers Turned to Cannibalism in Tough Times!
Experts have provided the grisly goods to back up 17th-century accounts of cannibalism during the Jamestown colony's "starving time" — including a skull that shows signs of being chopped at and pried apart.
“Our team has discovered partial human remains before, but the location of the discovery, visible damage to the skull and marks on the bones immediately made us realize this finding was unusual," Bill Kelso, chief archaeologist of the Jamestown Rediscovery Project in Virginia, said in a news release issued Wednesday. Specimens from the Jamestown site were laid out during a Washington news conference. (Read story)
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Time for me to walk on down the road…