Illustration from "Mundus subterraneus" - suggesting that fossil bones were from giants

The Establishment Has Already Acknowledged a Lost Race of Giants - Part 2

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“This individual was of large proportions. When measured in the tomb his length was approximately 7.04 feet. All the long bones were heavy and possessed marked eminences for the attachment of muscles.” (Mounds for the Dead, by Don Dragoo, 1963).

A burial mound of the Adena Culture. Grave Creek Mound in Moundsville, West Virginia

A burial mound of the Adena Culture. Grave Creek Mound in Moundsville, West Virginia ( Wikimedia Commons )

This discovery, as well as a review of Webb’s earlier work at the Dover Mound, influenced Dragoo’s remarkable observations on Adena anthropology:

“Two outstanding traits have been noted repeatedly for this group. One is the protruding and massive chin often with prominent bilateral protrusions. The second trait is the large size of many of the males and some of the females. A male of six feet was common and some individuals approaching seven feet in height have been found, for example, Burial 40 in the Dover Mound and Burial 54 in the Cresap Mound. Some of the females in the Dover Mound also were more than six feet in height. Not only were these Adena people tall but also the massiveness of the bones indicates powerfully built individuals. The head was generally big with a large cranial capacity”. (Mounds for the Dead, by Don Dragoo, 1963).

To Webb, Snow, and Dragoo, the evidence clearly pointed towards the existence of a group of genetically related elites within the Adena sphere who shared the UPT traits. The true number of these individuals had been obfuscated by the common practice of cremation:

“If, as the evidence seems to indicate, the burials in the tombs were those of a selected group such factors would have undoubtedly been of importance not only in the development of the prominent chin but also in the large stature. If only certain inbreeding individuals of the total population were members of the ‘selected group’, genetic factors would also have played an important part in the establishment of the unique Adena physical type…How wide-spread throughout the entire Adena population were the unique traits of the tomb burials is unknown but Snow’s study of the cremated remains from the Dover Mound indicated that at least some of the individuals among these cremated remains also possessed the unique traits of the flesh burials in the tombs. Because of the common practice of cremating most of the dead, we will probably never be able to determine the full extent of these special traits in the general population.” (Mounds for the Dead, by Don Dragoo, 1963).

The emerging picture is of an elite race within Late Archaic/Early Woodland societies who were often buried in the mounds, and who represented a type of “royalty”. Among these interrelated groups were UPTs. This elitism is further evidenced by the presence of extensive child and infant burials in the tombs, often accompanied by the same exotic goods as the adults including shell beads and copper rings.  Also, dental and bone anomalies have been used to establish a genetic connection between individuals at mound sites.

Gigantic discoveries are often challenged with the generic statement that average Adena were between 5’6’’ and 5’11’’ feet tall, but this argument is a conjecture of half-truth disguised as science. We are not concerned with the “average” stature of the Adena populace, but rather the irregular characteristics (and often abnormally tall stature) of their elite.

Skeletons of a male giant and a female dwarf, displayed at the Royal College of Surgeons.

Skeletons of a male giant and a female dwarf, displayed at the Royal College of Surgeons. ( Wikimedia Commons )

Besides the professional literature, so-called “amateur” archaeologists have also chronicled conclusive evidence of Unique Physical Types with a great consistency to the discoveries of Dragoo and Webb. In 1908, Louis Welles Murray recorded that at Tioga Point in Pennsylvania, remains of “a skeleton of a man six or more feet in height” beneath a cist-like grave were found. The grave itself was encased and moved to the local museum where the bones were studied by hundreds of people. Other skeletons from this same area “were of unusual size; one, judged from the length of thigh bone, to be seven feet.” (A History of Old Tioga Point and Early Athens, Pennsylvania, by Louis Welles Murray.)

In addition to these, Murray documents the examination of a large skeleton by a Professor Holbrooke:

“Judging by the thigh bone he must have been seven feet tall. The skull was much larger than usual, very thick, the forehead unusually receding, the top flattened. The jaws were extremely strong, full of large, perfect teeth.” (A History of Old Tioga Point and Early Athens, Pennsylvania, by Louis Welles Murray.)


the Nephilim, children on the fallen angels. The elongated skulls makes them look alien, in human body. The Paracas elongated skull, came back with results that had unknown mtDNA, I wonder if these skulls would be the same.

These anomalies are most definitely a product of a disorder altering the production of growth hormone, or somatotrophic hormone.

I believe this is clear, as hypersecretion leads to Gigantism even in children. In adults it causes a condition known as Acromegaly, which results in enlarged hands, jawbone and brows, just as is described of these giants throughout these two articles. This disorder arises from the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland beneath the hypothalamus in the brain.

It is an absolutely fascinating topic and it is a shame that scientist so often refuse to remain impartial. This closed mindedness only results in a loss of knowledge for mankind.

Yes acromegaly comes to mind. And moreover, 7 foot tall without hormonal disturbance is not that rare. Peter the Great , of Russia was over 6'7'' and well built.

Tall men have always produced a great charismatic impression over normal sized people. Just look at average size of political leaders. Of course there are exceptions.

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I have read parts 1 and 2, all of it. There is whining about a cover-up of this information- but it was freely available: you just had to ask!!

Second, as there are nowhere here noted individuals above 7 feet in height, and as there are several tribes where such heights are the norm, why the fuss?

People habitually grow big and strong if there diets are good and they exercise enough. You might like to examine records of average heights among those born in the UK during and after WW2. when bread sugar and meat were rationed. Meat was rationed in the UK until 1954. Etcetera.Diet affects height, as well as girth!!


I am already kicking myself for getting involved in this discussion. I do so in case someone might be steered away from believing this silliness. Why do the people who subjected us to this discussion have so little regard for formal training and years of study involving field work and the reading of thousands of books and articles? To hear them tell it our observations are not worth anything more than a 19th century ditch digger and probably not as much, since we are apparently involved in a conspiracy to hide the evidence of the fairy-tale world they like to believe obtained in North America in Pre-Columbian times. Why would we want to do that? Most of us are not involved in religion so have no religious position to defend. Were we to find a real honest-to-goodness giant (not just someone within the range of modern populations such as those reported from Dover Mound, but the fairy-tale kind as in the drawing illustrating this entry) it would be a real boon for our career.

In addition to maligning the anthropological community as a bunch of people covering up the truth, they have presumed to comment on subject about which they know nothing as if using terms like "gigantic humanoids (as if these Indians were not humans) in reference to professional "admissions"

and present a number of references as if they support their argument when they often say their impression was that the average height of the skeletons was approximately six feet or that the people buried in a particular mound were gigantic. They present as evidence that a woman thought the small stone artifacts she found on her farm were possibly made by Pygmies! If they knew the first thing about archaeology they would know that small stone tools and weapons (microliths) were associated with numerous cultures across time and space and the associated skeletons were standard-sized modern humans. Of course, that does not prove the finds discussed as evidence were not made by pygmies or leprechauns, for that matter, but there is reason to believe neither is the case. It is telling that they have the authors and dates wrong for Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley when they picture its frontice of the Marietta group . It is possibly the most famous single book on North American archaeology. They even make a questionable reference to Squire and Davies, the actual authors.

Since we all know we can find 7' people on any NBA court and many, if not most, university basketball courts and they are members of our species, does that mean we are all members of a race of gigantic humanoids? One more thing, having someone draw a sketch of a gigantic Indian is not proof that there was a race of gigantic humanoids.
I understand the authors are probably not open to reason. This essay shows how desperate they are to make a case for which there is no evidence. Doubtless the people in their community will feel they have written a scholarly work and give them kudos for it, but it is to be hoped that people who are not already believers will not be taken in by this demonstrably absurd presentation. Of course, they have every right to their own opinions but they do not have the right to their own facts.


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