English settlers in US turned to cannibalism | world | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Jan 18, 2017-Wednesday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

English settlers in US turned to cannibalism

world Updated: May 03, 2013 02:26 IST

ANI
Highlight Story

Newly discovered human bones have proven that the first permanent English settlers in North America became cannibals to deal with the winter of 1609-10, US researchers have said.

Scientists said that they discovered unusual cuts consistent with butchering for meat on human bones that were dumped in a rubbish pit.

The four-century-old skull and tibia of a teenage girl in James Fort, Virginia, were excavated from the dump last year.

James Fort, which was founded in 1607, was the earliest part of the Jamestown colony.

<