Written in Bone: Discovering Jane

ID: SIA Acc. 16-150 [SIA16-150_D00094]

Creator: Hurlbert, Donald E

Form/Genre: Born digital

Date: 2012

Citation: Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History

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Summary

JamesFort-APV-JR3081F Posterior view of the cranium of JamesFort-APV-JR3081F, "Jane," a fourteen year old female found during the excavation of a cellar during Jamestown Rediscovery's 2012 field season. Her bones show evidence of survival cannibalism, which was documented during the 1609-1610 "starving time" winter. The back of the head was struck by a series of deep, forceful chops from a small hatchet or cleaver. The final blow split the cranium into two halves.

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  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Anthropology
  • Written in Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th-Century Chesapeake (Exhibition) (2009-2014: Washington, D.C.)

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This image was for Dr. Douglas Owsley's exhibit "Written in Bone." "Written in Bone" was a popular exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History that ran from February 7, 2009 to January 6, 2014. The exhibit examined history through forensic anthropological investigations of 17th-century human skeletal remains including those of colonists teetering on the edge of survival at Jamestown, Virginia; those living in the wealthy and well-established settlement of St. Mary's City, Maryland; and farmers located in Leavy Neck in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Original filename: JamesFort_APV_JR3081F_039.tif

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Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 2012
  • September 6, 2012

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  • Forensic anthropology
  • Physical anthropology

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Born digital

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SIA Acc. 16-150 [SIA16-150_D00094]

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