Early settlers resorted to cannibalism at Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America, researchers said after unveiling forensic analysis on the bones of a 14-year-old girl.
Images provided May 1, 2013 by the Smithsonian Institute show an incomplete skull excavated at James Fort in Jamestown, Virginia, and a forensic facial reconstruction produced by StudioEIS based on human remains excavated in Jamestown. Early settlers resorted to cannibalism at Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America, researchers said May 1, 2013
Facing a period of starvation in the winter of 1609-1610 when about 80 percent of the colonists died, some apparently tried to dig into the brain of a child who had already died, said anthropologists at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
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