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Susan Doris Wrote:
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Unless the bodies have been preserved, in
> most cases probably not.
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> Thank you. It would be interesting to know how
> widespread amongst all the various groups of Adena
> people the gigantism was, an why, evidently, that
> gene was strong.
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> Susan


It's not an inherited condition although there is a genetic link in related conditions like McCune Albright Syndrome and multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1.

And another thing. Gigantism and acromegaly aren't the same thing. Both are rare, but acromegaly is more common and would explain the relatively advanced ages of the people buried in the mounds. Even today, people with those conditions tend to die young. The mortality rate is roughly three times higher than the general population. People with gigantism would be lucky to make it to age 20. Robert Wadlow was 22 when he died, I think.

The population in the Americas would have been high enough to support a large number of people with these conditions.

1984 was a warning, not a how-to guide.

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The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 1700 Jason Jarrell 05-Mar-18 17:37
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 297 Susan Doris 06-Mar-18 06:01
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 316 drdavidanderson 06-Mar-18 10:15
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 315 Susan Doris 06-Mar-18 12:48
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 293 Aine 07-Mar-18 03:44
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 295 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 04:12
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 287 Aine 07-Mar-18 04:36
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 295 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 05:09
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 277 Aine 07-Mar-18 13:40
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 284 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 18:26
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 284 Aine 07-Mar-18 21:41
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 310 Jason Jarrell 08-Mar-18 00:18
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 295 Aine 08-Mar-18 22:52
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 294 Aine 07-Mar-18 03:46
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 285 Susan Doris 07-Mar-18 05:59
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 303 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 07:55
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 281 Aine 07-Mar-18 13:18
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 287 Susan Doris 07-Mar-18 14:39
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 289 SkinwalkerScrooge 09-Mar-18 19:51
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 271 Susan Doris 10-Mar-18 06:03
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 281 drdavidanderson 10-Mar-18 07:52
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 272 Susan Doris 10-Mar-18 08:40
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 271 SkinwalkerScrooge 10-Mar-18 09:09
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 284 Aine 10-Mar-18 13:49
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 273 Jason Jarrell 10-Mar-18 21:04
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 273 Aine 10-Mar-18 13:31
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 277 Aine 10-Mar-18 13:16
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 530 SkinwalkerScrooge 11-Mar-18 05:46


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