Deriv; The Sutton Letter, courtesy authors, and a human skull. Representational image only.

The Giants of Doddridge County: Burials of a Vanished Race – Part I

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There may be an explanation for why Sutton chose not to include the skeletal measurements in his report.  In fact, the absence of measurements could represent validation of the gigantic size of some of the remains.

It is important to note that Sutton’s report did not appear until 1958—29 years after his initial excavations in the summer of 1929. The Zahn Mounds were his first mound excavations, and the beginning of a long career as an amateur archeologist working in West Virginia and Ohio.

As someone working outside of the establishment, Ernest Sutton may have been initially unaware of the policy of secrecy enacted under the authority of Ales Hrdlicka of the Smithsonian, regarding the reporting of gigantic skeletons. As a result of these circumstances, Sutton may have gone public with what he considered to be very important anthropological discoveries in June of 1930, and then avoided the mention of the size of the skeletons in his official report filed almost three decades later.

"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

The Gazette article specifically mentions that the information came from Sutton himself, who had made some manner of presentation on the night of June 14, the day before the article’s publication. The extensive and accurate details contained in the Exponent article may have been due to the reporter attending the same event, which could have been held at Salem University, where Sutton taught History and Geography.

The Stigma Against Giants

There is evidence of the enforcement of the stigma against reporting gigantic remains in Sutton’s subsequent work. Between September of 1962 and October of 1963, Sutton excavated the Johnson-Thompson mound in Athens County, Ohio.  However, several issues prevented the official report from being published until July of 1966 in the Ohio Archaeologist. Several of these issues are outlined in a piece of correspondence between Ernest Sutton and Martha Potter of the Ohio Historical Society, dated March 21, 1966.

The Sutton Letter

The Sutton Letter, courtesy authors.

Among the questions addressed are Sutton’s methods of determining the height of skeletons:

“I note some question by both you and Dr. Baby regarding my measurement of burials and what formula I use. By examination and checking, I find that the length of the femur bone is approximately one-third of the total length.”

In the letter, Sutton also assures Potter that the “Johnson-Thompson Mound report has been revised in conformity with instructions and is now returned.” This is clear evidence that large “official” organizations were enforcing specific criteria in the publication of archeological data. In relation to this, the specific reference to the measurement of skeletal height in Sutton’s letter would indicate that this subject was among those bounded by these criteria.

(A big thanks to Joshua Magaw for providing Sutton’s personal correspondence for this investigation.)

Visit Jason and Sarah’s Website at Alleghenymounds.com

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Featured image: Deriv; The Sutton Letter, courtesy authors, and a human skull. Representational image only. (Steve Snodgrass/ CC BY 2.0 )

By Jason Jarrell and Sarah Farmer

References

Bruce Horton, 1930. Two Prehistoric Indian Mounds Found Near Morgansville. West Virginia Division of Culture and History, accessed 2015. WVCulture.org [Online] Available at: http://www.wvculture.org/history/nativeamericans/doddridgemounds.html

Richard J. Dewhurst, 2013. The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America: The Missing Skeletons and the Great Smithsonian Cover-Up. Published by Bear & Company; 1 edition (Dec 27 2013)

Ross Hamilton, 2007. A TRADITION OF GIANTS The Elite Social Hierarchy of American Prehistory. Academia.edu [Online] Available at: http://www.academia.edu/4693378/A_TRADITION_OF_GIANTS_The_Elite_Social_Hierarchy_of_American_Prehistory

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Barry Sears's picture

 Hi Tsurugi,

We have a most valuable position in comprehending life as we have traditional, perhaps more spiritual theories about life and we have available contemporary science and theories but also global information available at our fingertips. We therefore are in the position of evaluating all such information and filtering the relevant and important aspect for our individual analysis.

As you have read the website you will notice some rather interesting global trends. Sorry for the downloads, these complete the articles, all are only a couple of pages. You may have picked up from the foundation article that a very enlightening pattern to nature is evident, relative to the formation of the Earth itself. As I have been introduced to the planetary motion concept, as a more natural organic process, I consider the notion the planets move on a natural formation cycle towards the sun. 

The statistics I provided clearly show the number of days each planet has in a year. This offers an alternative or more logical and mathematically correct hypothesis. The theory does not alter the standard contemporary idea, of the rotation period slowing down it concludes that combined with an inward movement towards the sun, the statistics become realistic and correct. To grasp the time speeding up idea, imagine sitting on the Earth if the Earth was further from the Sun. Longer days and longer years would exist and as you move closer the days get shorter and the years shorter, this would be like time is speeding up. When considering this theory of planetary movement it offers a logical evolutionary process that explains why or how sizes of animals have become smaller and have adapted to warmer environmental conditions.

The Website as you may have grasped by the first part of the articles, as you didn't download the articles, has identified the pattern in nature with the traditional anatomical beliefs and these correlate to the same pattern recorded as ancient monuments, each parts of the one design, representing the same concept. For about 25 years I have been viewing variation in animal dynamics and features and discovering why animal features are connected to each region of the World, correlated to the physical recognition of the World structure. This is the emphasis of the New Perspective website but the philosophy gives in-site into many subjects, including planetary evolution and motion.  

Barry Sears's picture

 Hi Tsurugi,

I hope the new posting on the other thread has clarified what the statistics suggest. When considering the coral ring research, one option is to consider that the Earth is slowing down in it's rotation.

If you analise the coral data assuming Earth is at the same distance from the sun, then a year would be the same revolution but at 420 days, each day would be 20 hours and 51 minutes.

This is a difference of 3 hours and 9 minutes. Now digital time suggests the Earth's rotation is slowing at a rate of 2 milliseconds per hundred years. This equates to one second for 500,000 years. If this rate is constant then for 3 hrs and 9 minutes or 11,340 seconds it would take the Earth 56.7 billion years to change this period of time. As these figures don't work alternative factors must be involved. 

The other thread details that the statistics above are for how many days per year if you are living on each planet. Another way of considering why Earth had 420 days is by increasing it's distance from the sun and therefore increasing the time for a year or revolution. This scenario has logical evolutionary variations with regards to the size of fosilised species from the past. At a distance further from the sun although a year would have more days it could have a longer day as with the longer revolution and so this time consideration would sustain the larger species. It would also suggest that global warming is a natural process. Species become smaller as time speeds up and adaptive changes are made due to warmer circumstances. 

Assuming the Earth does not change it's position or distance from the sun and is slowing is a possibility but other logical options are perhaps more likely considering larger time scales and the evolutionary history presented to us.

Tsurugi's picture

Ok, I'm not sure I can make sense of all of that(time speeds up? what??), are you answering my question in there somewhere? If so, I can't find it. I went to your website to try and find an answer and I succeeded (I think). You say planets have a lifecycle that corresponds with their position in a star system, starting way out in the outer reaches, moving inward and becoming gas giants, then disgorging their core to become an inner system solid planet, becoming hotter all the while as they move closer to the sun. So you mean all of the planets, not just earth.

There are fossil corals that appear to indicate a 420-day year, and some that indicate a 410 day year, etc, implying that earth is slowing its rotation speed over time. Classical Newtonian physics attributes this slowdown to friction, basically a transfer of kinetic energy from Earth to the moon by way of oceans and tides. So the earth slows its rotating while the moon increases its orbital velocity, resulting in longer days and an increasing distance to the moon, all of which generally check out and make sense to me.

But classical physics has its problems and I have a hard time trusting academics these days, so I don't mind other theories being proposed. The question then becomes "Is there anything your new idea explains that conventional theories do not?" Also, what are some conditions which, if observed to be true, falsify your theory?

I would have read more about your ideas but your website wanted me to download something to continue reading, which I did not want to do.

Barry Sears's picture

The New Perspective is a current philosophy studying the process of life on Earth with respect to the evolutionary process and life-cycle of the planets. A pattern is recognisable through biogeographical studies that determines the physical uniqueness or unique characteristic of animals on Earth. This pattern is directly correlated to the formation of the Earths structure from head to tail. The pattern explains the regional variations of globally distributed species but is also evident in the animals that lived as recently as 10000 years ago or less - Irish deer, cave bear, saber tooth tiger, cave lion and the wooly rhinoceros ect. The same pattern is also evident through dinosaur records. 

What conditions or changing conditions determine the ability for life on Earth to change in size maintaining distinctive characteristics?. It is measured that the Earth is slowing very fractionally in it's rotation and we know that rotation is relative to the distance from the sun. Ancient fossil coral, records the number of days in a year of which 420 days existed in a year an estimated 420 million years ago. Here are the number of days on each of the following planets. 420 days per year puts Earth at a position further from the sun, roughly a quarter of the distance to Mars.  

Mercury  1       Venus 1        Earth  365      Mars 670       Jupiter 10504      Saturn 25292  

With this changing environmental movement through the Goldilocks zone, time is also altered as a year or revolution becomes a larger value. This life-cycle movement for the planets allows scientific records to be view giving logic to this size variation through all fossil records. For extended articles explaining these newly discovered patterns and planetary movements please visit;-

 http://thenewperspective21.wix.com/anewworld

Tsurugi's picture

"...we know that rotation is relative to the distance from the sun."

Do you mean Earth's rate of rotation correlates to increases and decreases in its distance from the sun? Or that rotation of anything is relative to distance from the sun?

If you meant the latter, that isn't true. Rotation periods are all over the place, there isn't a steady increase in rotation periods as distance to the sun increases.
There is a steady increase in orbital periods as distance from the sun increases, for obvious reasons.

If you meant the former--that Earth's rate of rotation increases and decreases in concert with its distance from the sun, I'd like to see some information on that, if you've got any links.

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