Friday, June 22, 2012

Giant Human and Buffalo Uncovered in South Africa

The Mercury Hobart        April 29, 1929


Evidence of a mighty death battlo in the dim past between an extinct giant buffalo and a most powerful, Giant-like primitive man was recently found by roadmackers in a quarry at Springbok Flats, north of Pretoria. Shattered bones of man and beast were lying together In the same strata.
The bones are fossilised, and have all been sent to the Transvaal Museum,where the Director, Dr. Swierstra, declares the discovery, according to the Johannesburg correspondent of tho London ".Morning Post." the most Important yet made regarding primitive man in South Africa, for the man isundoubtedly older than tho famous Bos kop skull.
Most of the man's skull and the majority of the longer bones and parts of the hands have been recovered. Tho buffalo remains also Indlicated  that it died a violent death. The Director states that most probably the hunter and the hunted died together. The man is officially described as "a powerful, large-sized man not closely related to any negroid races." The buffalo can be estimated to measure nearly eleven feet.