PBS NewsHour

A Grisly Discovery About Starvation at Jamestown Settlement

Clip: 05/02/2013 | 1m 35s

According to historians, the people who settled Jamestown, America's first permanent English community, arrived during the worst drought in 800 years. Accounts from the time tell of residents forced to eat dogs, cats, rodents and shoe leather. But a recent discovery reveals evidence of cannibalism. Jeffrey Brown reports.

Aired: 05/02/13

Expired: 01/01/70

Rating: NR

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