Bronze Age Giant Nordic Skulls are Described from West Virginia

Bronze Age Giant Nordic Skulls are Described from West Virginia


Bronze Age Giant Nordic Skulls are Described from West Virginia

The Afro American  Dec 5, 1908
ARE BONES OF GIANTS
Mound Builders Had Peculiar Heads
    Wheeling, West Virginia - Prof. E. L. Lively and J. L. Williamson, of Friendly, has made an examination of the giant skeletons found by children playing near that town.  The femur and vertebrae were found to be in a remarkable state of preservation and showed the person to be of enormous stature.  The skeletons ranged in height from 7 feet 6 inches down to 6 feet 7 inches.  The skulls found are of peculiar formation.  The forehead is low and slopes back gradually, while the back part of the head is very prominent, much more so than the skulls of people living at the present day.  The legs ae exceedingly long and the bones unusually large.  The finding of the skeletons has created a great deal of interest and the general impression is that the bones are the remains of the people who built the mounds, the largest in the county being located at Moundsville, Marshall County.