Thursday, March 6, 2014

Your Daily Giant 1/23/2013

Aztalan in Wisconsin is the site of an ancient Mississippian culture settlement that flourished during the 10th to 13th centuries. The indigenous people constructed massive earthwork mounds for religious and political purposes. They were part of a widespread culture with important settlements throughout the Mississippi River valley and its tributaries. Their trading network extended from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast, and into the southeast of the present-day United States.
Mound building began in the United States roughly in 3400 B.C. with the construction of Watson Brake LA. The oldest of the mound builder cultures was the Adena, then came the Hopewell and finally the Mississippian . Very little is known about these cultures unfortunately because they stood in the way of Wal-Mart's, warheads and pavement. You cannot celebrate a culture and destroy it at the same time, so much of the magnificence of these people has been marginalized because of this reality. However, that is why we are here, to praise the efforts of civilizations that lived with a much higher level of cooperation , community, stewardship of the land and hopefully can be an example to our society. One thing Wisconsin had was lots of giants, including the one found in the burial mound listed in the New York Times article, "the paper of record." Nine feet tall with a skull as big as a half-bushel measure. There are numerous accounts such as these, where the finder is trying to relate the size in common terms of the day. Big as a peck basket, common iron tea kettle, half or full bushel are common in the reports. More common sense proof for the existence of Giants in the past.

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