First British settlers in US ‘were cannibals’
BBC News: Newly discovered human bones prove the first permanent British settlers in North America turned to cannibalism over the cruel winter of 1609-10, US researchers have said.
Scientists found unusual cuts consistent with butchering for meat on human bones dumped in a rubbish pit. The four-century-old skull and tibia of a teenage girl in James Fort, Virginia, was excavated from the dump last year.
Photo: A painting of the Jamestown colony circa 1610, a period known as the starving time. (Getty Images)