Cannibalism in Colonial Jamestown?!

May 1st, 2013

This wasn’t in Pocahontas…

Archaeologists excavating a trash pit at the Jamestown colony site in Virginia have found direct evidence of the human cannibalism that had long been known to have occurred among the desperate population. Cut marks on the skull and skeleton of a 14-year-old girl show her flesh and brain were removed, presumably to be eaten by the starving colonists during the harsh winter of 1609.