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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 2273 Jason Jarrell 05-Mar-18 17:37
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 371 Susan Doris 06-Mar-18 06:01
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 400 drdavidanderson 06-Mar-18 10:15
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 393 Susan Doris 06-Mar-18 12:48
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 367 Aine 07-Mar-18 03:44
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 369 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 04:12
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 368 Aine 07-Mar-18 04:36
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 366 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 05:09
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 352 Aine 07-Mar-18 13:40
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 365 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 18:26
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 359 Aine 07-Mar-18 21:41
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 389 Jason Jarrell 08-Mar-18 00:18
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 377 Aine 08-Mar-18 22:52
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 366 Aine 07-Mar-18 03:46
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 362 Susan Doris 07-Mar-18 05:59
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 375 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 07:55
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 354 Aine 07-Mar-18 13:18
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 364 Susan Doris 07-Mar-18 14:39
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 364 SkinwalkerScrooge 09-Mar-18 19:51
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 345 Susan Doris 10-Mar-18 06:03
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 359 drdavidanderson 10-Mar-18 07:52
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 348 Susan Doris 10-Mar-18 08:40
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 349 SkinwalkerScrooge 10-Mar-18 09:09
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 359 Aine 10-Mar-18 13:49
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 347 Jason Jarrell 10-Mar-18 21:04
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 350 Aine 10-Mar-18 13:31
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 348 Aine 10-Mar-18 13:16
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 640 SkinwalkerScrooge 11-Mar-18 05:46


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