I would imagine Jamestown Settlement staff charged with reenacting life in the 1600’s may be firing up their resumes after reading the NBC News story “CSI Jamestown: Anthropologists lay out evidence of colonial cannibalism.”
Think about the possibilities. One day you’re making brooms in a quaint village from the 17th century and the next minute, you’re quite possibly making brooms in a quaint village from the 17th century AND reenacting … colonial cannibalism.
- The potential new job description tweak might be a bit above the pay-grade for some of the ‘less seasoned’ reenactors (sorry for the pun, couldn’t help myself).
- Cancellation of the ‘all you can eat’ lunch buffet in the employee cafe.
- General buzz kill in and around ye old water cooler.
- Possible raise due to the increased workload!
- Addition of new culinary skill set on resume and Linkedin profile.
- Longer meal breaks due to reduced crowds at your particular exhibit during the lunch and dinner hours.
While downside(s) vs. upside(s) appear to be a wash, it’s clear that with this kind of news, some colonial reenactors could find themselves ‘reenacting out’.
Source: NBC News