> Hello Aine; you wrote: “Personally I'd think
> it would be pretty darn cool if a race of 7 foot
> tall Native Americans existed.”
> While largely unsubstantiated, various accounts
> regarding the native Texas coastal people known as
> the Karankawa were reported to be from
> apth29754/m1/56/]about five feet and ten
> inches[/url]” to
> t&f=false]six feet in height[/url]”, to the more
> braggadocios descriptions of
> 2011/11/what-heck-happened-to-karankawas.html] a
> staggering 6 to 7 feet tall[/url]”.
> While undoubtedly “tall” to the relatively
> diminutive stature of the early European
> explorers, verifiable, tangible evidence of
> ‘seven feet’ has thus far proven elusive.
> Dr. Troglodyte
Exactly, Dr. T. Even now, the global average height for men is 5'7". Global, not American, Brit, etc. There's a clearly defined distribution for height. Anyone much over 6' would be gigantic and even today big and tall is 6'2", which is +2 standard deviations.
My ex husband is 6'3" and he's the shortest of the men in his family. I always felt very tiny!
The problem here is lack of tangible, verifiable evidence -- skeletons and bones. Which brings me to another question. Are these reports about males only? Even mythical giants have sexual dimorphism, I assume.