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Bones Tell Tale Of Desperation Among The Starving At Jamestown

Bones Tell Tale Of Desperation Among The Starving At Jamestown

| May 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

The winter of 1609-1610 has been called the “starving time” for the hundreds of men and women who settled the English colony of Jamestown, Va. They ate their horses, their pets — and, apparently, at least one person. Scientists say human bones recovered from the site provide the first hard evidence that the colonists may have resorted to cannibalism.

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