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Susan Doris Wrote:
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Unless the bodies have been preserved, in
> most cases probably not.
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> Thank you. It would be interesting to know how
> widespread amongst all the various groups of Adena
> people the gigantism was, an why, evidently, that
> gene was strong.
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> Susan


It's not an inherited condition although there is a genetic link in related conditions like McCune Albright Syndrome and multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1.

And another thing. Gigantism and acromegaly aren't the same thing. Both are rare, but acromegaly is more common and would explain the relatively advanced ages of the people buried in the mounds. Even today, people with those conditions tend to die young. The mortality rate is roughly three times higher than the general population. People with gigantism would be lucky to make it to age 20. Robert Wadlow was 22 when he died, I think.

The population in the Americas would have been high enough to support a large number of people with these conditions.

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 2703 Jason Jarrell 05-Mar-18 17:37
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 465 Susan Doris 06-Mar-18 06:01
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 515 drdavidanderson 06-Mar-18 10:15
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 503 Susan Doris 06-Mar-18 12:48
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 463 Aine 07-Mar-18 03:44
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 472 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 04:12
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 473 Aine 07-Mar-18 04:36
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 464 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 05:09
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 449 Aine 07-Mar-18 13:40
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 461 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 18:26
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 451 Aine 07-Mar-18 21:41
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 501 Jason Jarrell 08-Mar-18 00:18
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 470 Aine 08-Mar-18 22:52
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 482 Aine 07-Mar-18 03:46
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 460 Susan Doris 07-Mar-18 05:59
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 474 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 07:55
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 448 Aine 07-Mar-18 13:18
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 455 Susan Doris 07-Mar-18 14:39
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 474 SkinwalkerScrooge 09-Mar-18 19:51
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 458 Susan Doris 10-Mar-18 06:03
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 475 drdavidanderson 10-Mar-18 07:52
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 445 Susan Doris 10-Mar-18 08:40
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 443 SkinwalkerScrooge 10-Mar-18 09:09
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 467 Aine 10-Mar-18 13:49
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 443 Jason Jarrell 10-Mar-18 21:04
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 446 Aine 10-Mar-18 13:31
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 442 Aine 10-Mar-18 13:16
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 840 SkinwalkerScrooge 11-Mar-18 05:46


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