Cannibalism at Jamestown


View of sharp cuts on the human jaw bone of 'Jane', a 17th teenager from Jamestown at the Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC on May 1, 2013. The Washington Post/Contributor/Getty Images

On May 1, 2013, forensic evidence confirmed what survivors had reported: Colonists at Jamestown resorted to cannibalism during the winter of 1609-1610, known as the Starving Time. But the colony of Jamestown was troubled from the start.

Topics in this Podcast: Colonial American history, cannibalism, jamestown, 17th century, American history, U.S. history