First American Colonists Engaged In Cannibalism

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•18 May 3, 2013

Citing knife and saw marks on the bones of a 14-year-old girl who is believed to have died of starvation, researchers concluded that the colonists in Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas, ate the girl’s flesh and brain during the winter of 1609. What do you think?

  • “They must have really hated corn.”

    Lucas Doss –
    Patent Agent

  • “It was a different time.”

    Mitchell Vargo –
    Oil Pumper

  • “I’d eat some frozen kid if it meant escaping religious persecution.”

    Karen Osburn –
    Audiologist