Friday, January 10, 2020

8 Foot Giant With Neanderthal Skull Unearthed Near the Miamisburg, Ohio Mound

8 Foot Giant with Neanderthal Skull 

Unearthed Near the Miamisburg, Ohio 


More on the Miamisburg mound here   121 burial mounds and earthworks photographed in the Ohio Valley. Origins of the Neanderthal giants in Europe : Giant Neanderthal Hybrids of Northern Europe and North America

The Daily Telegraph, Jan 21, 1899
  The body of a man, more gigantic than ever recorded in human history, has been unearthed in the Miami Valley, Ohio.
   The skeleton it is calculated must have belonged to a man 8 feet 1/2 inches in height.  It was found within a half  mile of Miamisburg in a locality which contains many relics of the mound builders.  Edward W. Gebhart and Edward Kaufman discovered it while they were working in a gravel pit.  Kauffman struck the hard substance with his pick and on examining it found it to be a skull.  When they unearthed the whole skeleton and finally realized its size, they were aghast.
   The skeleton is of prehistoric age being fossilized.  Its gigantic proportions present a puzzling
problem to archaeologists. 
   He is clearly a man and a very well formed and well-proportioned one as to the limbs.  His 
skull is of an extremely low order, being but a shade higher than that of Pithecanthorpos Erectus found by Dr. Dubois in Java.  It is far below that the most degraded living type.  The prehistoric giant must have had a head that differed little from that of a gorilla.