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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.

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like earth. ~ Margaret Atwood

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The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 2382 Jason Jarrell 05-Mar-18 17:37
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 400 Susan Doris 06-Mar-18 06:01
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 430 drdavidanderson 06-Mar-18 10:15
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 431 Susan Doris 06-Mar-18 12:48
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 394 Aine 07-Mar-18 03:44
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 399 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 04:12
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 405 Aine 07-Mar-18 04:36
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 395 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 05:09
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 384 Aine 07-Mar-18 13:40
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 395 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 18:26
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 387 Aine 07-Mar-18 21:41
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 429 Jason Jarrell 08-Mar-18 00:18
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 408 Aine 08-Mar-18 22:52
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 402 Aine 07-Mar-18 03:46
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 393 Susan Doris 07-Mar-18 05:59
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 403 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 07:55
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 381 Aine 07-Mar-18 13:18
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 389 Susan Doris 07-Mar-18 14:39
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 402 SkinwalkerScrooge 09-Mar-18 19:51
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 384 Susan Doris 10-Mar-18 06:03
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 386 drdavidanderson 10-Mar-18 07:52
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 378 Susan Doris 10-Mar-18 08:40
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 377 SkinwalkerScrooge 10-Mar-18 09:09
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 388 Aine 10-Mar-18 13:49
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 378 Jason Jarrell 10-Mar-18 21:04
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 377 Aine 10-Mar-18 13:31
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 375 Aine 10-Mar-18 13:16
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 697 SkinwalkerScrooge 11-Mar-18 05:46


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