Saturday, April 29, 2023

Etowah Georgia Giants with Flat Heads

Etowah Georgia Giants with Flat Heads

Motre giants discovered at the Etowah Georgia mound site : The Etowah Georgia Giants

Gadsden Times, ( Gadsen, Alabama) July 16, 1886
On April 12, 1886, James R. Henry, the colonel’s son, went down to the farm and found nearly the entire river bottom land had been washed away by the flood. The top soil had been swept away to a depth of 3 or4 feet, and of the entire 250 acres, only about 40 or 50 acres were then capable of producing a crop. Upon closer examination, a startling discovery was made. Henry discovered a large portion of the land had once been used as a burial place for the dead of an unusual race of people. The burial ground covered about 40 acres, and many curious things were found that had been buried with the dead. At the head of every grave, a pot of earthenware was found, and many contained the ornaments and weapons of war worn by the departed in his lifetime. Knives, tomahawks, pipes and other items were found and collected by Henry,who also found a skeleton that would prove to be the most startling find of the day. The skeleton appeared to be that of a giant. Henry could easily place his head in its skull, and the bone was a half-inch thick. The thigh bone was almost 22 inches in length, and the bone from the shoulder to the elbow measured 20 inches. When all the bones were placed in their proper positions, they showed the owner must have been close to 12 feet tall from the top of his head to the bottom of his feet. Two or three of these enormous skeletons were found in this strange burial site. Many of these people buried here were from a prehistoric race. The skulls found here were of solid bone, flat on the top with no seam, as found in modern man. This lead many to believe Etowha County was once inhabited by an entirely different race of people. The unearthing of this burial ground caused considerable excitement. Henry preserved many of these artifacts for people to see.