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Jason Jarrell Wrote:
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> At Aine:
>
> Although archaeologists frequently use the average
> stature range for Adena in Webb and Snow's Adena
> People No. 1, which is 5.51 feet for males 5.20
> for females, the fact is that they based this
> ratio on studies of the bones of a mere 20 males
> and 6 females from Kentucky well enough preserved
> for measurement. Considering that the Adena
> Culture was also in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana,
> and West Virginia in the Ohio Valley, as well as
> in New York State, Southern Ontario, New
> Brunswick, Tennessee, Alabama, and along the Mid
> to North Atlantic Coast, it is my opinion that
> this data may be skewed and not entirely reliable.
>
>
> Of course, this does not mean at all that I am
> suggesting that all Adena people were the "Tall
> Ones", just that we probably don't have a well
> researched average" stature estimate. Most Adena
> were under 6 feet in height.

Hi Jason,

Even today, there are only two peoples that I know of where males average 6 feet: the Dutch and the men of Ethiopia, who average 6'3" if I recall correctly.

My point is this. To a people who average 5'5" (women being considerably shorter), 6 feet is huge--gigantic, in fact. That's above +2 standard deviations. Taking the 7 and 8 footers as outliers which you'd expect in any population, do you think it's possible that the Tall Ones could simply be people much taller than the Adena and Hopewell themselves, say 6 feet or better?

Also, I wonder if the giants served as shamans and spiritual leaders because of their visual anomalies as David pointed out. Perhaps the Adena thought they already had a conduit to the spirit world?

I would like to thank you for not claiming there were 13 or 14 ft. tall giants roaming around!

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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 355 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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