“Shrike’s a perching bird. Impales mice and lizards on thorny branches and barbed wire. Rips their organs right out of their bodies. Puts them in a little birdie pantry and eats them later.”
Girl’s Bones Bear Signs of Cannibalism by Starving Virginia Colonists
Pictured: Human remains from the Jamestown colony site in Virginia bearing evidence of cannibalism. A facial reconstruction of a 14-year-old girl whose skull shows signs that her remains were used for food after her death and burial. A microscopic image shows sharp cuts to her jaw.
Archaeologists excavating a trash pit at the Jamestown colony site in Virginia have found the first physical evidence of cannibalism among the desperate population, corroborating written accounts left behind by witnesses. Cut marks on the skull and skeleton of a 14-year-old girl show that her flesh and brain were removed, presumably to be eaten by the starving colonists during the harsh winter of 1609.