Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This novel opens by showing Jane Jameson’s removal from her job as a librarian by her beastly employer. We’d love your help. Refresh and try again. Select the department you want to search inReviewed in the United States on June 3, 2016 Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.In 2012, an excavation project at the Historic Jamestowne archaeological site conducted in a 1608 James Fort cellar yielded a remarkable and disturbing find from the settlement's Starving Time of 1609-1610: the first scientifically-proven example of survival cannibalism in Colonial America. Actually, we are closer to Jamestown - just a short bike ride away - than we are to Williamsburg, and we have been there a few times. Published Actually, we are closer to Jamestown - just a short bike ride away - than we are to Williamsburg, and we have been there a few times. A report issued by a forensic scientist at the Smithsonian Institution in … Some features of WorldCat will not be available. Travelling or based outside United States? 49% I think it's sad that he or she doesn't get the credit that is due for this amazing discovery. Meet Jane, eaten by her 17th century Jamestown co-settlers Forensic scientists have found the first proof English settlers in 17th Century Jamestown resorted to cannibalism By Liat Clark Criss-crossing lines were found on the bones, traditional cuts for animal butchery of the time. This excellent little book follows step by step the procedures by which archaeologists and forensic anthropologists, after months of delicate work, uncovered and decoded the clues in the (teenage female) human remains. What is so interesting about this book is that through careful observations of bone fragments and isotopic testing, the archaeologists were able to determine that Jane was of middle to upper class standing, and that her bones showed evidence of having been cannibalized. 16% Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2013Reviewed in the United States on September 17, 2015 To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. There's a problem loading this menu right now. The authors decided to call her Jane because women in those times were not well documented, unlike the men, and her real name will forever remain a mystery. Video availability outside of United States varies. I loved being able to connect this book and Jane's tragic story with an actual exhibit in the museum and see the exact spot where she was found by archeologists. Marks on the bone showed clear evidence that after death, the girl had been butchered and eaten. ;] I would like to see them do more of these! It ends with the story of how science and artistry both have been used to bring the story -- and the face -- of the approximately 14-year-old young woman (dubbed "Jane") to modern attention. These new excavations were found in the grounds, which were once the cellar of James Fort where the first permanent English colony was established. Please enter the message.Copyright © 2001-2020 OCLC. Sign in to see videos available to you.Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2016By ordering or viewing, you agree to our Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2016Top subscription boxes – right to your door Quickly browse titles in our catalog based on the ones you have picked. Jane: Starvation, Cannibalism, and Endurance at Jamestown This picture book depicts historical evidence acquired from archaeological excavations recently conducted at Jamestown. It's amazing that they are still making discoveries on how people lived here over 400 years ago. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address(es).http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/vau> ;http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1412271843#Event\/1600_1699>http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1412271843#Topic\/colonists_virginia_jamestown> ;http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/vau>http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780917565151>http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/861788849> ;The E-mail Address(es) field is required. It's a good companion book to the Jamestown archaeological site and museum. Food became scare, and archaeological excavations show much evidence of the colonists eating snakes, dogs, cats, horses, rats, and whatever became available in order to survive.
Relationships with the Powhatan Native Americans were becoming increasingly worse, and without the strong leadership of Captain James Smith, fighting broke out between the two groups. Excellent. On the archaeological tour we had a terrific guide who told us of a recent discovery that the starving settlers were forced to practice cannibalism. Buried in a cellar were the partial skeletal remains of a young English woman.
Does this intern have a name? Further research indicated that these bones belonged to a young woman.