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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!

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 2385 Jason Jarrell 05-Mar-18 17:37
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 401 Susan Doris 06-Mar-18 06:01
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 431 drdavidanderson 06-Mar-18 10:15
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 432 Susan Doris 06-Mar-18 12:48
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 396 Aine 07-Mar-18 03:44
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 402 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 04:12
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 406 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 385 Aine 07-Mar-18 13:40
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 398 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 18:26
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 389 Aine 07-Mar-18 21:41
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 430 Jason Jarrell 08-Mar-18 00:18
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 409 Aine 08-Mar-18 22:52
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 404 Aine 07-Mar-18 03:46
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 394 Susan Doris 07-Mar-18 05:59
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 405 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 07:55
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 384 Aine 07-Mar-18 13:18
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 390 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 387 drdavidanderson 10-Mar-18 07:52
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 380 Susan Doris 10-Mar-18 08:40
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 378 SkinwalkerScrooge 10-Mar-18 09:09
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 390 Aine 10-Mar-18 13:49
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 379 Jason Jarrell 10-Mar-18 21:04
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 378 Aine 10-Mar-18 13:31
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 377 Aine 10-Mar-18 13:16
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 699 SkinwalkerScrooge 11-Mar-18 05:46


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