Burial Mound in Kentucky's Land of the Giants Destroyed by the University of Kentucky

Burial Mound in Kentucky's Land of the Giants Destroyed by the University of Kentucky


Large Adena burial mound at Kirksville, Kentucky being prepared by the University of Kentucky archaeologists for destruction.


Kirksville mound, located in Madison County, Kentucky after being nearly obliterated by the University of Kentucky archaeologist. Large burial mounds were once numerous in the State of Kentucky, but few escaped the spade and eventual destruction by the University of Kentucky.

This is just one account of giant human skeletons being uncovered in Madison County, Kentucky.



Collins Historical Sketches of Kentucky V. II, History of Kentucky, 1874
Madison County


Ancient cemetery- A race of giants on five high points on Caldwell Campbell’s farm, and on a farm of Samual and Walker Madison, adjoining, 8 miles southwest of Richmond, are burial grounds of pre-historic inhabitants- in all embracing fully 3 acres. On one part, about one and a half acres, have been discovered the skeletons of giants- The femur, tibia, skull, and inferior maxillary bones so large, when compared with the size of the late John Campbell (himself 6 feet 4 inches high) as to indicate a race 7 to 8 feet high. John Campbell slipped the inferior jaw bone of one entirely over his own, flesh and all.