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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 1567 Jason Jarrell 05-Mar-18 17:37
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 248 Susan Doris 06-Mar-18 06:01
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 266 drdavidanderson 06-Mar-18 10:15
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 269 Susan Doris 06-Mar-18 12:48
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 243 Aine 07-Mar-18 03:44
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 248 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 04:12
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 239 Aine 07-Mar-18 04:36
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 246 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 05:09
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 230 Aine 07-Mar-18 13:40
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 237 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 18:26
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 235 Aine 07-Mar-18 21:41
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 262 Jason Jarrell 08-Mar-18 00:18
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 248 Aine 08-Mar-18 22:52
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 246 Aine 07-Mar-18 03:46
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 236 Susan Doris 07-Mar-18 05:59
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 257 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 07:55
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 231 Aine 07-Mar-18 13:18
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 236 Susan Doris 07-Mar-18 14:39
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 239 SkinwalkerScrooge 09-Mar-18 19:51
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 225 Susan Doris 10-Mar-18 06:03
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 233 drdavidanderson 10-Mar-18 07:52
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 223 Susan Doris 10-Mar-18 08:40
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 223 SkinwalkerScrooge 10-Mar-18 09:09
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 235 Aine 10-Mar-18 13:49
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 223 Jason Jarrell 10-Mar-18 21:04
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 223 Aine 10-Mar-18 13:31
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 229 Aine 10-Mar-18 13:16
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 455 SkinwalkerScrooge 11-Mar-18 05:46


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