Colonial Settlements That Failed: Photos

Posted by admin on May 7, 2013

Established in 1607, Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas, may have helped the British gain a foothold in the New World, but it came at a high cost, as evidenced by recent research from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Fossil evidence shows that the earliest settlers resorted to cannibalism in order to survive the brutal conditions of what was known as the “starving time.”

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