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Aine Wrote:
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> carolb Wrote:
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> > Hugh Newman Wrote:
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> > > Hi Robert. The physical remain have gone. The
> > > Smithsonian don't have ANY OF THEM anymore.
> We
> > > know they excavated seventeen 7 ft - 8ft
> > skeletons
> > > as they are published in their own annual
> > reports,
> > > and they received many more. When the Native
> > > American Graves Protection and Repatriation
> Act
> > > (NAGPRA) was passed in 1990, any remaining
> > giant
> > > skeletons and bones were removed from public
> > > display and buried according to the
> traditions
> > of
> > > individual tribes. We often get asked:
> “where
> > > are the bones?” and we reply: “ask the
> > > Smithsonian and the Native Americans” as
> only
> > > they know. Saying that, The Smithsonian deny
> > they
> > > ever existed. There are various academics
> that
> > > excavated them such as Dr. Walter B. Jones,
> > > Moundsville Alabama (7 ft 6 and many
> > 7-footers),
> > > Dr. Forrest Clements Head of Anthropology at
> > the
> > > University of Oklahoma (six 7 ft skeletons).
> > Dr.
> > > Donald A. Cadzow Cambridge University (7 ft 5
> > in
> > > skeleton found in Pittsburgh with many other
> > large
> > > skeletons with anatomic anomalies reported).
> > Dr.
> > > Byron Cummings, head of the archaeology
> > department
> > > at the University of Arizona, considered the
> > Dean
> > > of Southwestern Archaeology (Several over
> > > 8-footers). Thomas Wilson, Curator of
> > Prehistoric
> > > Anthropology at the Smithsonian (Verified an
> 8
> > ft
> > > skeleton with massive jawbone and other
> > anatomic
> > > anomalies). W. J. Holland, curator of the
> > Carnegie
> > > Museum (unearthed an over 8 ft skeleton in
> > > Pennsylvania as reported in many scientific
> > > journals including Scientific American). As
> for
> > > their size they are anywhere between 7ft and
> > 14ft
> > > tall and we have one account that is 18 ft
> but
> > > this is not verified. They average out around
> > 7.5
> > > - 8.5 ft tall.
> >
> >
> > What time period are we talking about here,
> Hugh,
> > for the excavations and the deposits in the
> > Smithsonian? 19th century? 20th century?
> >
> > Carol
>
> Here's the thing, Carol. The US built a massive
> interstate highway system in the mid-20th century.
> Archaeology as a discipline was well established
> by then. PA has a law that any site that's being
> torn down that's over 100 years old MUST have a
> state archaeologist on staff. Other states have
> similar laws.
>
> Why were none of these skeletons dug up then?
>
> I was in high school when PA put in a brand new
> interstate. The father of one of my friends was a
> site supervisor and he brought home all kinds of
> Native American artifacts. Of course, we'd find
> arrowheads just laying around in the woods all the
> time.
>
> No skeletons. The last skeletons of any real age
> they dug up was just a few years ago, and they
> were Revolutionary War soldiers.
>
> No giants.
>
> ETA: I don't mean to come off as mean or anything.
> As I said, I've been through this several times
> already. Personally I'd think it would be pretty
> darn cool if a race of 7 foot tall Native
> Americans existed.


Point taken - what I was trying to get at is the dating of the reports of giants.

19th century newspapers, for example, were known to have published very fanciful stories with little or no evidence to back them up. In the absence of photography, newspapers of that era were dense walls of text with no interruption of graphic element. A little exaggeration relieved the tedium. With that in mind, I was wondering if the reports that Hugh is talking about, of giants, skeletons, etc. were exaggerations from the 19th century.

Carol

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