The local news in Hampton Roads, Virginia, is abuzz with the findings that there was a reason the remains of a young girl showed evidence of extreme scarring.
Here is a link in case you've missed it (click here.) "Jane," a fourteen-year-old girl's remains, show evidence that the Jamestown survivors resorted to grisly measures to keep themselves alive.
Here's more from PBS about the Jamestown Rediscovery Project (click here.)
My question: Do we really need to know this information? Did you suspect as much anyway? How does this add to your understanding of "the starving time" at Jamestown?
Carrie Fancett Pagels, author of "Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance." Carrie lives in the historic triangle of Virginia with her family.