Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Giant Neanderthal Hybrids Uncovered at Lake Delavan, Wisconsin

Giant Neanderthal Hybrids Uncovered at Lake Delavan, Wisconsin

New York Times, May 4, 1912


Indications That Tribe Hithero Unknown Once Lived in Wisconsin

     Madison, Wisconsin, May 3 - The discovery of several skeletons of human beings while excavating a mound at Lake Delavan indicates that a heretofore unknown race of men once inhabited Southern Wisconsin.  Information of the discovery was brought to Madison today by Maurice Morrisey, of Delavan, who came here to attend a meeting of the Republican State Central Committee. Curator Charles E. Brown of the State Historical Museum will investigate the discoveries within a few days.

     Upon opening one large mound at Lake Lawn farm, eighteen skeletons were discovered by the Phillips Brothers. The heads, presumably those of men, are much larger than the heads of any race which inhabit America today. From directly over the eye sockets, the head slopes straight  back and the nasal bones protrude far above the cheekbones.  The jaw bones are long and pointed, bearing a minute resemblance to the head of a monkey.  The teeth in the front of the jaw are regular molars.

    There were found in the mounds the skeletons, presumably of women, which had smaller heads, but were similar in facial characteristics.  The skeletons were embedded in charcoal and covered over with layers of baked clay to shed the water from the sepulcher.