Friday, April 16, 2010

Donner Party Update

Donner Party Ate Family Dog, Maybe Not People : Discovery News: "The Donner Party, a group of 19th century American pioneers who became snowbound in the Sierra Nevada and supposedly resorted to cannibalism, may not have eaten each other after all, suggests a new study on bones found at the Donner's Alder Creek campsite hearth in California."

2 comments:

Deb said...

I thought it was well documented that they resorted to cannibalism. In fact (at the risk of being lurid), didn't they wrap and label the remains so that people would not inadvertently eat their own relatives?

Bill Crider said...

This study seems to dispute that claim. The lurid stuff is more fun, though.