Researchers say remains of girl prove cannibalism at Jamestown colony

05/2/2013 | Washington Post, The

Speculation and stories of cannibalism during the 1609-1610 winter at the Jamestown colony are nothing new, but recent research appears to confirm the desperate measures taken during what is called the "starving time." Skeletal remains of girl, estimated to be about 14 years old, were found in the cellar of a fort and bear the markings of knives and axes, signs of cannibalism, said Smithsonian Institution researchers who reconstructed the skull of the girl they call Jane.

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