Sunday, March 9, 2014

Your Daily Giant 6/12/2013

Today's Daily Giant comes from the book, Native Americans, Archaeologists and the Mounds, pg 134, 2003 by Native American scholar Barbara Alice Mann. The subject of disarticulation is discussed, "Indeed, as the many skeletons pulled from their graves attest, the Ohio Mound Builders often reached extraordinary heights-some measured seven feet in length. It is true that the disarticulation of skeletons (i.e., the bones falling apart from the joints as the soft tissue decays) can make the deceased appear to have been taller than s/he was in life but disarticulation cannot account entirely for the size of the Mound Builders as consistently reported. It adds only an inch or two in height, whereas archaeologists who were familiar with the concept of disarticulation continually expressed surprise over the gigantic size of the Mound Builders." Barbara Alice Mann is one of several Native American scholars who have contacted me and have essentially have expressed the same sentiment. That being, what is the problem with archaeologists, just like native oral history states all around the country, giants existed in Ancient America, not only as a spiritual and warrior class of Native Americans but also other giants that Natives warred with such as the Lovelock Nevada Giants. In regards to disarticulation, I have attached two of multiple accounts of ten and eleven foot skeletons unearthed. One from a burial mound and a report of a ten footer found in a cave in the Ozarks. The fact of being found in a burial mound with manmade artifacts and the photo of the obviously human skulls precludes them from being misidentified Mastodon or other animal remains. Surely disarticulation does not account for five and six feet of illusory height. The account of an eleven footer reported stone tablets found that had strange writing inscribed on it, described as "various unintelligible characters". These details were also reported, "The lower jaw is immense. An ordinary jaw bone fits inside with ease. By measurement the distance from the top of the skull to the upper end of the thigh bone of the largest skeleton was five feet five inches." Maybe there is another explanation but disarticulation most certainly is not it.

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