Startling survival story at historic Jamestown: Physical evidence of survival cannibalism

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– A forensic analysis of 17th-century human remains proves that survival cannibalism took place in historic Jamestown, Virginia. The findings answer a long-standing question among historians about the occurrence of cannibalism at Jamestown during the deadly winter of 1609-1610 known as the “starving time” — a period during which about 80 percent of the colonists died.