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Cannibalism at Jamestown

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by novelist_wannabe, May 2, 2013.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Scholars have found evidence that survival tactics at Jamestown Colony included eating their dead, and in one case a man killing his pregnant wife and then eating her.

    http://www.ajc.com/ap/ap/us/scholars-find-cannibalism-at-jamestown-settlement/nXdHW/
     
  2. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Amazing they were able to piece it together right down to knowing that the people slaughtering her were right-handed.
     
  3. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    This quote from a journal entry from Capt. John Smith was particularly dark: "One amongst the rest did kill his wife, powdered her, and had eaten part of her before it was known, for which he was executed, as he well deserved," Smith wrote. "Now whether she was better roasted, boiled or carbonado'd (barbecued), I know not, but of such a dish as powdered wife I never heard of."
     
  4. Justin_Rice

    Justin_Rice Active Member

    Baby is like veal in the canibal world.

    Mmmmmmm. Veal.
     
  5. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    The true origin of Smithfield hams.
     
  6. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    Wonder if he battered the wife first?
     
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    ^^^^^^

    Winner.
     
  8. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    It's like the most fucked up version of "Iron Chef" ever.
    "Today's secret ingredient .... Wife!"
     
  9. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    The killing and eating of the wife part is new to me, bit the cannibalism part is old news. It's not something the "founding society types" bring up at their pat my ancestor on the back tea parties, but it's true.
     
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I think it's where "it tastes like ass" comes from, too.
     
  11. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    I like this line, "There was a cultural stigma against killing someone for food." Really? No shit. And "was" meaning it's acceptable now?
     
  12. Pilot

    Pilot Active Member

    Maybe she was being a bitch.
     
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