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I am going out on a limb here, but I would almost suggest the extreme stature and robust body builds are the outcome of a more paelo style, hunter gatherer physiology, subsiding off of high lean proteins, lack of anti-nutrients (few grains), and healthy seasonal variety and constant movement place to place. The teeth of many of these groups like Adena, and Archaics, had very low carries rate, up until the time of grain cultivation and agriculture of foods high in phytic acids were introduced. The late Dentist Weston A. Price, I believe still holds a credible case wherein excellently developed skulls, jaws, teeth and bone structure are found among groups who ate the traditional hunter gatherer foods, high in fat soluable vitamins, A,D,E,K,K2, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium. I think the tall skeletons Jason Jarrell and Sarah Farmer have documented, are the leaders, shaman, warriors and hunters of these societies who attained physically impressive bodies through natural processes of excellent nutrition, and arranged marriages through social selective processes. I wouldn't rule out some underlying pituitary giants among some examples in European armies, and perhaps some of the extremely tall skeletons found in other parts, but even today the majority of people up to about 7 feet, or 7 ft 2 or 3, are not the products of pituitary diseases (See the NBA, only several players on the roster ever had Gigantism, most were healthy genetics).
that is interesting. I was wondering whether the fact that their genes were so successful might have been partly to do with the active life style - no sitting around in offices in those days!

susan

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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 367 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 05:09
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 353 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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