WORLD Captured Spanish conquistadors, women, children, and horses were imprisoned for months, sacrificed, and eaten by contemporaries of the Aztecs, archaeologists report. (Guardian) Learn more about the end of the Aztec Empire here. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Archaeologists recently found evidence that prisoners in a Spanish-led caravan were sacrificed by the Acolhuas, a … Continue reading Were Conquistadors Cannibalized?
UNITED STATES Jamestown Colonists Resorted to Cannibalism Archaeologists have discovered the first physical evidence of cannibalism by desperate English colonists driven by hunger during the Starving Time of 1609-1610 at Jamestown, Virginia—the first permanent English settlement in the New World. Discussion Ideas: Watch our video “Cutmarks”, in which Dr. Jackie Eng discovers cutmarks on skeletons from the ancient Samdzong culture in Nepal. Can students identify … Continue reading Jamestown Colonists Resorted to Cannibalism