Saturday, March 8, 2014

Your Daily Giant 5/25/2013

Today's Daily Giant comes from The Dover Mound, page 31 by William Webb and Charles Snow 1959. William Webb a University of Kentucky Anthropologist lead the excavation of the Dover Mound in Kentucky sponsored by the University in the summers of 1951 and 1952. As listed on page 31 Webb described a seven foot tall male unearthed with a very thick skull. Then in 1959 Dr. Donald Dragoo the curator for the section of man at the Carnegie Museum unearthed a seven foot two skeleton during the excavation of the Cresap Mound in West Virginia. Dragoo classified the massive jawbone found in so many of these reports as the "Adena Jaw" and reported the following in his book Mounds for the dead page 72, "In all respects the Cresap Mound skeletal material conforms to the physical type of the Kentucky and Ohio Adena mounds previously described by Snow." The physical type of material Dragoo refers to are massive jawbones, unusually thick skulls, robust and massive frames indicating profound muscularity. Snow, Webb and Dragoo join many other university trained Anthropologists and Archaeologists who discovered over seven foot skeletons in burial mounds often with anatomical anomalies. Not just seven footers were reported but eight and nine as well. A few of the professionals reporting these skeletal finds were Dr. Walter B. Jones, Moundsville Alabama (seven foot six and many seven footers), Dr. Forrest Clements Head of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma ( six over seven foot skeletons). Dr. Donald A. Cadzow Cambridge University (seven foot five skeleton found in Pittsburgh with many other large skeletons with anatomic anomalies reported). Dr. Byron Cummings Head of the Archaeology Department at the University of Arizona, considered the Dean of Southwestern Archaeology (Several over eight footers). Thomas Wilson curator of prehistoric Anthropology at the Smithsonian (Verified an 8 foot 1 and a half skeleton with massive jawbone and other anatomic anomalies). W. J. Holland, curator of the Carnegie Museum (unearthed an over eight foot skeleton in Pennsylvania as reported in many scientific journals including Scientific American). In 1981 a burial Mound in Coshocton Ohio by excavated by Wayne Mortine and Doug Randles yielded an over seven foot skeleton. If anyone thinks this is acromegaly, disarticulation, hoaxes, misidentification or any other unsatisfactory explanation I really don't know what to say other than this information may be too challenging to your belief system to handle.

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