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Cannibalism in Jamestown: Colonists most likely ate the brain of a 14-year-old girl after she had died, probably of starvation during the winter of 1609-1610.  The colonists were badly prepared for winter conditions in the new world at Jamestown. Most starved or died of disease and cold.  Archaeologists announced today the "first solid evidence" that some 17th-century American colonists consumed one another.

Cannibalism in Jamestown: Colonists Ate a 14-Year-Old Girl's Brain

Cannibalism in Jamestown: Colonists most likely ate the brain of a 14-year-old girl after she had died, probably of starvation during the winter of 1609-1610. The colonists were badly prepared for winter conditions in the new world at Jamestown. Most starved or died of disease and cold. Archaeologists announced today the "first solid evidence" that some 17th-century American colonists consumed one another.

This detail made from a map drawn by Roanoke colonial leader John White, shows the location of Roanoke Island, the pink-colored island to the lower right.

This detail made from a map drawn by Roanoke colonial leader John White, shows the location of Roanoke Island, the pink-colored island to the lower right.

The Lost Colony of Roanoke: In the 1580s, Sir Walter Raleigh got permission to found a colony in the New World. More than 100 people signed on, only to find themselves in dire conditions. Their leader, Governor John White, was sent back to England for help. He returned 3 years later but found the settlement deserted. His men could not find any trace of the 117 colonists, nor was there any sign of a battle. The only clue was the word CROATOAN carved into a post and CRO carved into a nearby…

Lost Colony of Roanoke: How People Vanished?

The Lost Colony of Roanoke: In the 1580s, Sir Walter Raleigh got permission to found a colony in the New World. More than 100 people signed on, only to find themselves in dire conditions. Their leader, Governor John White, was sent back to England for help. He returned 3 years later but found the settlement deserted. His men could not find any trace of the 117 colonists, nor was there any sign of a battle. The only clue was the word CROATOAN carved into a post and CRO carved into a nearby…

Britain's American colonies  The British established 13 colonies which later revolted and declared their independence from Britain, starting a new nation called the United States of America.

Britain's American colonies The British established 13 colonies which later revolted and declared their independence from Britain, starting a new nation called the United States of America.

Headline: Have clues to the Lost Colony on Roanoke Island been discovered?  Story: The story of America’s first colony is a combination of tragedy and historical mystery that has puzzled archaeologists for decades. What happened to the intrepid group of more than 100 English settlers who colonized Roanoke Island in 1587 and then curiously disappeared?  Read more at http://www.commdiginews.com/life/have-clues-to-the-lost-colony-on-roanoke-island-finally-been-discovered-46483/  #OBX…

Headline: Have clues to the Lost Colony on Roanoke Island been discovered? Story: The story of America’s first colony is a combination of tragedy and historical mystery that has puzzled archaeologists for decades. What happened to the intrepid group of more than 100 English settlers who colonized Roanoke Island in 1587 and then curiously disappeared? Read more at http://www.commdiginews.com/life/have-clues-to-the-lost-colony-on-roanoke-island-finally-been-discovered-46483/ #OBX…

“Ananias Dare & Virginia went hence vnto heaven 1591.”   “Anye Englishman Shew John White Govr Via.” The Lost Colony of Roanoke stones carved by Eleanor Dare.

“Ananias Dare & Virginia went hence vnto heaven 1591.” “Anye Englishman Shew John White Govr Via.” The Lost Colony of Roanoke stones carved by Eleanor Dare.

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