The Starving Time at Jamestown during the winter of 1609-10
beginning after the departure of Captain John Smith.
During that time,
the people of Jamestown was forced to eat rats and snakes
because they could not venture outside of the fort's walls
for fear of being attacked by Powhatan's tribes.
There were written accounts
that indicated the settlers had resorted to cannibalism
but no concrete evidence had ever been found.
who died during the Starving Time.
Above is a rendering of her likeness based on her skull.
Also based on her skull
(a copy seen above)
were the indications of tool marks
which proved that
those at Jamestown
had no choice but to cannibalize
the dead to survive.
During a trip to the Smithsonian,
I showed the Brat Child the exhibit
and explained it all.
Later that summer while vacationing,
I asked the Brat Child if he would like to go to Jamestown.
"Do they still EAT people??!"