Thursday, March 6, 2014

Your Daily Giant 2/15/2013

Skeptics say this whole thing is a grand hoax. That somehow myself and other researchers, regardless of decades of research and investigation, have been taken in by "stories" which they won't ever articulate would in fact amount to the biggest hoax in human history. To whit, thousands of accounts of giant skeletons planted in newspapers, scientific journals and town histories including the Smithsonian's own ethnology reports over 150 year period. Observational reports by the leading citizens and scientists of the day who apparently didn't mind being mentioned prominently in false stories in their local newspapers and in the New York Times and the Washington Post. Five generations of newspaper and scientific journal editors all in on the joke. Well played gentlemen, well played. For the skeptic, I have just laid out your conspiracy theory. So before you start with show me the bones (The Smithsonian alone has 18,000 skeletons in their collection that you can't see) defend YOUR conspiracy theory. As usual I expect to hear nothing but crickets.
I wanted to revisit the story of the skull found at the Morhiss mound in Texas with another picture. Look at the size of the skull especially on the left. This story has every aspect of the giant skeleton phenomena wrapped into one. The find is absolutely verified by a highly regarded physical anthropologist. It is 1939 not 1739. This is not a Mastodon skull as many skeptics rediculously claim about these remains. There is a picture of the massive skull. The skull somehow disappears and it is proven not to be gigantism. The unearthing of what was believed to be quite possibly the largest skull in the world in 1939 from the Morhiss burial mound in Texas. The accompanying article reports the skull is twice the size of a normal skull and several large human bones were also unearthed at the site. Marcus Goldstein, the Physical Anthropologist in charge of the find was previously an aide to Alex Hrdlicka, the curator of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Physical Anthropology.
The correspondence below is from Carolyn Spock the head of records at the Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory to researcher Terje Dahl in 2010 who has graciously allowed me to post it. Goldstein the Physical Anthropologist, says the skull is of extraordinary size, the newspaper calls it twice as large as normal and quite possibly the largest skull found in the world and the head of records at TARL says the skull is somehow missing.

Sent: 10. February 2010 07:03To: Terje Dahl Regarding: SV: Giant human skull. The particular specimen that you ask about, the large skull found at the Morhiss site in 1939, is noted in our paperwork as missing from the collection (and has been for some time, not appearing in inventories undertaken since the collection arrived at TARL). Physical anthropologist Marcus S. Goldstein says in his manuscript, "A couple of unusual crania were unearthed at Morhiss Mound in Victoria County. One of these, although much mended and its base quite warped, is nevertheless obviously a skull of extraordinary size, in many respects larger than any yet reported. The possibility of abnormality, perhaps an endocrine disturbance, arose immediately, but the largeness of the skull seems to be symmetrical, the hand bones do not show the 'knobbing' typical of acromegaly, Moreover, other crania from the same site approximate the skull in question. Hence, it is my opinion that this exceptionally large skull was not the result of endocrine pathology."

Do you think the largest skull in the world would be a popular attraction at a museum? Too bad it went "missing".

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