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The Establishment Has Already Acknowledged A Lost Race of Giants - Part 1

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Louisiana: “In the same line of abnormality was the finding of one skull in which the detention reached the unusual number of forty teeth, the increase consisting of eight additional incisors…The formation of the skull found in the Larto mound, as compared with those of other localities, is highly anomalous…The anomaly in these cases cannot be ascribed to artificial disfiguration, for, were it such, the otherwise symmetrical development of the other parts would be impossible…their remarkable conformation could not possibly have been the result of bandages or other external appliances, but was undoubtedly congenital”. (Publication of the Louisiana Historical Society)

Etowah Mound Group : “Grave A, a stone sepulcher, 2.5 feet wide, 8 feet long, and 2 feet deep, was formed by placing steatite slabs on edge at the sides and ends, and others across the top. The bottom consisted simply of earth hardened by fire. It contained the remains of a single skeleton, lying on its back, with the head east. The frame was heavy and 7 feet long”. (12 th Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology)

These examples represent the various anomalous features of the Unique Physical Types, which were encountered in the 19 th and early 20 th centuries. Spatially and culturally, they illustrate the extensive temporal and geographical range of these types. The Kanawha Valley Mound Builders left their remains in an area where some of the oldest Fayette Thick Adena Pottery and diverse types of mound construction have been found. It has recently been suggested that sites in West Virginia may push the “acceptable” beginning of the Early Woodland Period back to 1400-1300 BC.

The samples from Illinois come from a region where Archaic era mounds have been found, often with Hopewell Mounds built over and into them hundreds or thousands of years later, as in the case of Elizabeth Mound 1 and Peter Klunk Mound 7. The Etowah Mound (Mound C) is ascribed to the Mississippian Cult, dated to 950-1450 AD.

Ancient mounds and monuments of the Mississippi Valley. Originally published in William Cullen Bryant and Sydney Howard Gay

Ancient mounds and monuments of the Mississippi Valley. Originally published in William Cullen Bryant and Sydney Howard Gay, A Popular History of the United States, Vol I (1888), p. 24. ( Wikimedia Commons )

After the Government and Philanthropies took over American Archaeology in the 1900s, the establishment undertook the policy of flatly denying the existence of anomalous remains. The actual beginning point for the revisionist tendency in the National Museum was very early. By 1851, E G Squier was working to debunk theories of pre-Columbian contact, and several decades later, Gerald Fowke would attempt to discredit and jettison the work of virtually every researcher in the field up to his day, including the skeletal measurements of his fellow agents in the Bureau of Ethnology. However, the denial of the Unique Types truly got underway during the reign of Ales Hrdlicka as the Curator of Anthropology at the Smithsonian (circa 1903).

"Ales hrdlicka" by Unknown - Archive Museum of Aleš Hrdlička in Humpolec.

"Ales hrdlicka" by Unknown - Archive Museum of Aleš Hrdlička in Humpolec. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Hrdlicka seems to have made a hobby of constantly disparaging the notion that anomalous skeletons were ever found. This was done in scholarly works as well as public venues:

And the ‘giant’ and ‘eight-foot’ skeleton is to this day the almost stereotyped feature of many an amateur report of a find of skeletal remains in Florida as well as other parts of the country. All these reports…it may be said once and for all, are exaggerations.

Dr Hrdlicka blames the ‘will to believe’ of amateur anthropologists for many reports of ‘discoveries’ which find their way to his office with monotonous frequency…the purported ‘finds’ describe a race of ancient giants between 7 and 8 feet tall with bones and jaws considerably larger than those living today…Next to human ‘giants’ Dr. Hrdlicka reports, fancy finds its sway with human ‘dwarfs’.

Interestingly, Hrdlicka’s name appears in several reports of discoveries of gigantic skeletons during his tenure at the American Museum:

The skeletons of these Hitherto Unknown American Aborigines Showed They All Ranged in Height from Six and One-Half to Seven Feet…Excavating in the sand dunes of the sun-sprayed Golden Isles, Georgia, archaeologists have gouged out the strange record of an amazing prehistoric race of giants…What manner of men were these, the members of whose tribe all averaged six and one-half and seven feet tall?...Some of the first skulls to be disinterred by Preston Holder have already been examined at the Smithsonian Institute by Dr Ales Hrdlicka, foremost authority on North American Types.


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Is there an “a” missing between the t and the w ?

Absence of evidence does not mean evidence of absence. Having said that proof must be provided one day. Hopefully we can do that this year... type in 'tangatwhenua16' and get onto their website.

To discredit EVERYTHING that doesn't fit into people's square box of knowledge and scientific data would be ludicrous. Before forming an opinion that there is NO scientific data... do your own digging. serious research. There are numerous 1800's /early 1900's newspaper articles of HUNDREDS if not thousands of giant skeletons found throughout the US, Europe and Asia. New York times has quite a few spread throughout the 1890's ... you can double check articles found online with your local library with their newspaper directory (almost all should contain a NEW YORK TIMES history back up until the civil war, if not further). (The old fashioned way with projector and slides) Also not EVERY photo is photo shopped on the internet, it's about discernment. Because of dozens upon dozens of reports over hundreds of gravesites, it should not be flippantly dismissed as an anomaly or genetic mutation. The consistent similarities indicate that this may actually be an entire race. ( Again re-read the individual accounts on different newspaper articles, local sites, locations, previous museum exhibits - for which there are photographic evidence) Back in the 1800's any significant find was to directly notify the local/federal government, which then turned the investigation over to the Smithsonian if it was of any consequence. Again, don't take my word for this... if this subject truly piques your interest.... start doing some of your own digging. I do know that bones/ artifacts, when they have been under water or unearthed from packed soil after extraordinarily long periods of time; only to be exposed to oxygen- can crumble within hours of discovery. (commonly happens to sunken Viking era ships and has to be meticulously maintained while being quickly transported to an environment / temperature controlled room.) whilst it is common to have your doubts about a "new" subject that has neither been broached nor taught about during childhood... it should also be in your instinct to try and chase the subject to find clues and use discernment as a scientist would rather than automatically slamming the subject/ thought from existence. just because you haven't seen it with your own two eyes.... doesn't mean it has NEVER existed. but the opposite is also true... just because you've always HEARD tales about it, does not necessarily make it truth. Use your sleuthing skills people .... and open your minds a bit... after all- science is all about discovery and posing questions.... "A wise man knows he knows nothing, whereas a fool believes he knows everything" - Chinese proverb/ Socrates (Just my two cents)

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What the statistics above show is that every planet orbits the sun and if you are standing on each of the planets, these are the number of days each planet would have in a year or for the time it would take for that planet to circle the sun. The statistics very clearly indicate that the planets farthest from the sun obviously have long years or revolutions around the sun so they logically have much more days. The planets closet to the sun have smaller years or less time to orbit the sun and so have proportionally fewer days per year. The relationship is rather obvious really, but please note the number of rotations or days specified here are what each planet would have if you lived on each planet, not increments of 24 hrs from earths perspective. If you were to sit on Mars and revolve one full revolution around the sun, you would experience 670 days, or rotations. So for Venus a year is 224 Earth days and it rotates 243 days so in a year Venus basically has one day if you sat on it.

It is therefore logical to conclude that if the Earth had 420 days then yes as you say the rotations would be faster, but this is not the only answer. When considering the evolutionary changes that have occurred on Earth with regards to species size and adaptive changes, then your planetary movement suggestion could be reconsidered. It is perhaps far more logical to consider the possibility that 420 days in a year could be recorded if the distance of the Earth was further from the sun and this also explains the evolutionary changes.


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