The Knee-bone is Connected to the Thigh-bone…

Eat your heart out, Cannibal Cop: Cannibalism at Jamestown Colony.

The first chops, to the forehead, did not go through the bone and are perhaps evidence of hesitancy about the task. The next set, after the body was rolled over, were more effective. One cut split the skull all the way to the base.

“The person is truly figuring it out as they go,” said Douglas Owsley, a physical anthropologist at the Smithsonian Institution.

In the meantime, someone — perhaps with more experience — was working on a leg. The tibia bone is broken with a single blow, as one might do in butchering a cow.

That’s one possible version of an event that took place sometime during the winter of 1609-1610 in Jamestown. What’s certain is that some members of that desperate colony resorted to cannibalism in order to survive.

…and thus was born the earliest part of the Southern GOP. And of course, it was a teenage girl that they decided to serve, but it was primitive times during a terrible winter.. Later on, of course, they burned women at the barbecue, er, stake.

No word on seasoning or sauces, but you cannot have everything when you are working out a recipe…

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0 Responses to The Knee-bone is Connected to the Thigh-bone…

  1. Flemmish Spy says:

    Some say you can’t keep a good man down, but these hearty folks proved otherwise.


  2. Dimitrios says:

    They might be right, Flemmish, that may be why those hearty folks chose a girl.

    When girls go down it’s always a treat.*

    * Footnote (with attached tibia) If you read the story, fourteen is way too green. Bad colonist!


  3. Skinny Dennis says:

    You can’t always go colonizing with the dinner you want, just the dinner you have.


  4. I thought the implication was that the girl died for some reason and, well, they were hungry and it would be a shame to not take advantage of the situation. I wonder what it did to the minds of those who partook. Oh, Ten explained. Never mind.