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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 2631 Jason Jarrell 05-Mar-18 17:37
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 446 Susan Doris 06-Mar-18 06:01
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 494 drdavidanderson 06-Mar-18 10:15
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 485 Susan Doris 06-Mar-18 12:48
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 444 Aine 07-Mar-18 03:44
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 453 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 04:12
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 456 Aine 07-Mar-18 04:36
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 443 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 05:09
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 430 Aine 07-Mar-18 13:40
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 445 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 18:26
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 432 Aine 07-Mar-18 21:41
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 483 Jason Jarrell 08-Mar-18 00:18
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 454 Aine 08-Mar-18 22:52
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 457 Aine 07-Mar-18 03:46
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 443 Susan Doris 07-Mar-18 05:59
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 455 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 07:55
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 429 Aine 07-Mar-18 13:18
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 437 Susan Doris 07-Mar-18 14:39
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 456 SkinwalkerScrooge 09-Mar-18 19:51
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 438 Susan Doris 10-Mar-18 06:03
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 453 drdavidanderson 10-Mar-18 07:52
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 424 Susan Doris 10-Mar-18 08:40
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 427 SkinwalkerScrooge 10-Mar-18 09:09
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 443 Aine 10-Mar-18 13:49
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 426 Jason Jarrell 10-Mar-18 21:04
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 427 Aine 10-Mar-18 13:31
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 424 Aine 10-Mar-18 13:16
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 808 SkinwalkerScrooge 11-Mar-18 05:46


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