Minding my own business, catching up on The Raw Story (broadband and phone’s been out since last night; tech guy got it back up and running about a half hour ago), and I come across a story about the good folks at Jamestown eating the brain of a 14 year-old girl during the desperate winter of 1609-10, called forever after “The Starving Time.”

Archaeologists discovered the girl’s remains during a Jamestown dig conducted by the brilliant Bill Kelso in 2012. Kelso, you may remember, is the guy who refused to believe the remains of Jamestown had been destroyed by the James River, and who almost singlehandedly made the rest of the world believe it.

Anyway, say what you will about the Pilgrims, at least they never ate anybody’s brain. That we know of.


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