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Forbidden Archeology: Human Giants Then And Now
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Posted on 09/28/2008 1:27:28 PM PDT by Justice Department

Almost every form of life that has existed on earth appears to have gone through a ‘giant’ phase. There have been giant plants, giant insects, giant reptiles, giant birds, giant fish, giant mammals and giant humans.


TOPICS: Humor; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: archeology; giants; godsgravesglyphs; science; weird
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1 posted on 09/28/2008 1:27:29 PM PDT by Justice Department
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“Modern ‘experts’ firmly reject the idea that there have ever been entire races of giants, and are adamant that our distant ancestors were primitive apelike creatures much smaller than ourselves. Worldwide legends and traditions, on the other hand, assert that there were races of giants in days of old. Theosophy agrees, and says that just as many modern animal and plant species had giant ancestors, so did modern humans.1 Over the past few hundred years, humans have grown slightly taller, but the long-term trend, measured over millions of years, is towards a reduction in stature, with relative ‘dwarves’ and ‘giants’ probably existing in every age.

A surprising number of giant human skeletons have in fact been discovered, some of them reaching heights of 4.6 m (15 ft) or more. In many cases, the present whereabouts of the remains is unknown, and many details about the skeletons and the circumstances of their discovery are lacking, including indications as to their possible age. But to dismiss every such find out of hand as a delusion or hoax would seem to owe more to rank prejudice than to healthy scepticism.”


2 posted on 09/28/2008 1:29:29 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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I thought Wadlow had a disease that caused his abnormal growth? Also I believe he died at age 21 because of it.


3 posted on 09/28/2008 1:30:14 PM PDT by CommieCutter (THE BIAS OF THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA HAS FINALLY HIT THE MAINSTREAM!)
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To: Justice Department; mikrofon; martin_fierro
That's a pretty big . . . club he's wielding.


4 posted on 09/28/2008 1:31:32 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Life-size?)
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5 posted on 09/28/2008 1:32:34 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: Charles Henrickson

What is he wearing on his belt?


6 posted on 09/28/2008 1:33:15 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Sawdring

I don’t think he’s wearing a belt...


7 posted on 09/28/2008 1:34:54 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: CommieCutter
< Giant Human Femur


8 posted on 09/28/2008 1:35:21 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: Justice Department

Woah! Now where did you get that picture?


9 posted on 09/28/2008 1:35:48 PM PDT by CommieCutter (THE BIAS OF THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA HAS FINALLY HIT THE MAINSTREAM!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Everybody knows giants are real, but wrestling is still fake.

10 posted on 09/28/2008 1:36:29 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Justice Department

11 posted on 09/28/2008 1:37:06 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: Justice Department

Now those are great pictures. But I’m pretty sure Wadlow was a diseased boy.

Also, the theory on the Giant era was because of the atmospheric conditions that allowed for it, it also allowed (in theory) people to live hundreds of years.

Wadlow lived in the SAME atmospheric conditions you and I do.


12 posted on 09/28/2008 1:38:24 PM PDT by CommieCutter (THE BIAS OF THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA HAS FINALLY HIT THE MAINSTREAM!)
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To: Justice Department

Evidently, we live in the era of “giant suckers”


13 posted on 09/28/2008 1:40:00 PM PDT by frankenMonkey (101st Airborne Army Dad)
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To: frankenMonkey

I wouldn’t say that given that one pic.


14 posted on 09/28/2008 1:41:44 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Sawdring
"What is he wearing on his belt?"

His pistol


15 posted on 09/28/2008 1:41:48 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: Justice Department
Was a Giant Human Skeleton Found in Saudi Arabia Desert?
16 posted on 09/28/2008 1:42:30 PM PDT by notfornothing
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To: frankenMonkey

It’s hard to believe when he’s posting someone who is documented as having a problem with his pituitary gland.


17 posted on 09/28/2008 1:43:01 PM PDT by CommieCutter (THE BIAS OF THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA HAS FINALLY HIT THE MAINSTREAM!)
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To: Charles Henrickson; Justice Department; martin_fierro
That's a pretty big . . . club he's wielding

That's because he used it to beat off . . . . predators.

18 posted on 09/28/2008 1:44:57 PM PDT by mikrofon (Super-size Me)
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To: Justice Department
appears to have gone through a ‘giant’ phase.


19 posted on 09/28/2008 1:45:46 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Anabolic Man.)
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20 posted on 09/28/2008 1:45:56 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: frankenMonkey

Australian Giants

Rex Gilroy, onetime director of the Mount York Natural History Museum at Mount Victoria, Australia discovered gigantic fossil footprints in Australia's outback and began excavations in that area. Over the years he has gathered sufficient evidence to indicate that a race of giants once dwelled there. "The implications are," he wrote in an article detailing his archaeological finds, "that men of 12 to 20 feet in height once roamed this continent." [1] The Giants he has been researching are probably close relatives of, or in actuality are a hominid race that other scientists are exploring and have labeled Meganthropus.

Mysterious Austrailia

It has been theorized by some that Meganthropus and their close relatives Homo Erectus are not Hominids [Human] at all, because they made no tools. However , possibly linked to Meganthropus and Gigantopithecus "Stone artifacts -- clubs, pounders, axes, chisels, knives etc -- all of gigantic weight, lie scattered over large areas. They weigh from 8 to 25 lbs, implements such as these, only men of tremendous proportions could possibly have made and used." [2]

21 posted on 09/28/2008 1:46:49 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: Justice Department

I met her once at Lane Bryant.

22 posted on 09/28/2008 1:51:37 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: notfornothing

Gigantopithecus , a hairy, quadrupedal, ape. It is estimated Gigantopithecus would have been9 to 12 ft tall on its hind legs, and weighed up to 1200 pounds

Meganthropus

A race of pre-historic hominids has been labeled "meganthropus" by anthropologists. These relatives of man were hypothetically between 7 and 12 feet tall.

It was once theorized that Meganthropus was a descendant of Gigantopithecus, and gave rise to Pithecanthropus, and then modern Asians. This hypothesis, part of the multi-regional theory of human evolution, has been largely discarded.

Some scholars have speculated that the the fossil finds of Meganthropus are merely the males of Homo erectus, the alleged large size and robusticity being only due to an earlier assumption that the females were males . The majority of scientists however, believe that Meganthropus is a relative of Homo erectus, and that while it is related to Homo erectus, it represents an entirely distinct species."

23 posted on 09/28/2008 1:52:45 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: martin_fierro

They died out for having no fashion sense and an unhealthy fascination with Esther Williams movies.

24 posted on 09/28/2008 1:54:51 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Charles Henrickson

25 posted on 09/28/2008 1:55:47 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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26 posted on 09/28/2008 1:56:10 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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I recall mention of a race of Giants in the Bible.

There are those who would bury confirming evidence because it does not fit in with accepted theory.

Formal reconsideration of the theories upon which entire prestigious careers have been based might be an unacceptable proposition for some in academia.

27 posted on 09/28/2008 1:56:28 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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Pre-flood.


28 posted on 09/28/2008 1:59:36 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: CommieCutter

29 posted on 09/28/2008 2:00:06 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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Given Senator Clintons 5'+ stature, the large, black man who is fig-leafing on the left appears to be about 10' tall. Making even the ginormous Bill Richardson appear small.

I realize some may say that its just perspective, but how do you explain his chair only be 20% bigger than Hillary's?

30 posted on 09/28/2008 2:03:42 PM PDT by SampleMan (Community Organizer: What liberals do when they run out of college, before they run out of Marxism.)
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LOL! It looks like he has ONE big eye.

Do you have any good Congo-Dinosaur photos? I like those.

Also, I really like BAD Nessie photos. Those are my favorite.


31 posted on 09/28/2008 2:04:20 PM PDT by CommieCutter (THE BIAS OF THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA HAS FINALLY HIT THE MAINSTREAM!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

And There Were Giants

By Rex Gilroy

Fossil Australians could have been 12 ft tall and 600 pounds.

Giant Tool Making Hominids NSW

In old Pleistocene river gravels near Bathurst, N.S.W. huge stone artifacts-clubs, pounders, adzes, chisels, knives and hand-axes-all of tremendous weight, lie scattered over a wide area. A fossicker searching the Winburndale River north of Bathurst discovered a large quartzitised fossil human molar tooth, far too big for any normal modern human. A similar molar of chert fossilisation was also recovered from ancient deposits near Dubbo, N.S.W. Prospectors working in the Bathurst district over 40 years ago frequently reported coming across large human footprints in shoals of red jasper.

Some of these have been rediscovered over the years and give every appearance of being of great antiquity. The point raised by these discoveries is that there once existed on the Australian continent giant tool-making hominids who preceeded the aborigines (Austroloids)by many thousands of years. For, it is certain that the aborigines were never the first inhabitants of this continent. Even they admit in their ancient folklore that this land was inhabited by many races of man, as well as giants, long before them.

Dutch paleontologist, Ralph von Koenigswald

Scientific interest in the former existence of giants dates back to 1934 when the Dutch paleontologist, Ralph von Koenigswald, came across a tooth in a Hong Kong chemist shop, which, he later said 'made his hair stand on end'. For the tooth was far larger than and normal human's. In fact, this tooth (a third lower Molar) was up to six times greater in volume to that of a modern man. Here was the molar tooth of a giant. Fossil teeth of all kinds have been used for generations. Crushed to a fine powder they were considered to be a potent aphrodisiac. Two years later Koenigswald discovered a second tooth in a Canton chemist shop, this time it was an upper molar.

This find was added to again in 1939 by a third lower molar. Von Keorigswald estimated that, had the creature been intact, it would have stood at least 13 ft. high. He named the creature Gigantopithicus, meaning 'giant ape'. Von Koenigswald's search for giants took him to Java, where in 1941 he unearthed the fragment of an enormous jawbone containing three teeth. These teeth were even more man-like in appearance than those of the Gigantopithicus but where slightly smaller. Von Koenigswald named this new find Meganthropus, or 'Giant Java Man'.

32 posted on 09/28/2008 2:09:51 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
"They died out for having no fashion sense"

And too little fabric

33 posted on 09/28/2008 2:15:56 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: martin_fierro
RabbitGiantGerman

Mein Hare


34 posted on 09/28/2008 2:21:15 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: SampleMan

35 posted on 09/28/2008 2:30:34 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: Daffynition; yorkie; Lady Jag; SunkenCiv; MeekOneGOP; Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro
Who's got the GIANTS ping list?


36 posted on 09/28/2008 2:33:01 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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37 posted on 09/28/2008 2:35:03 PM PDT by BossLady ("Dennis K. Eads" ---The name on the POW Bracelet I wore when I was 7 years old)
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To: Secret Agent Man
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days--and also afterward--when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.

According to Genesis, the Nephilim were both pre and post flood. Goliath was a Nephilim (described as over 9 feet tall) according to the Bible.

38 posted on 09/28/2008 2:36:45 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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Robert Pershing Wadlow is commonly believed to have been the tallest man ever at 272 centimeters (8 ft 11.1 in) and 199 kilograms (439 lb).

39 posted on 09/28/2008 2:37:45 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
"Goliath was a Nephilim (described as over 9 feet tall) according to the Bible."

David and Goliath

40 posted on 09/28/2008 2:44:47 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: Justice Department
David and Goliath


41 posted on 09/28/2008 2:48:13 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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A surprising number of giant human skeletons have in fact been discovered, some of them reaching heights of 4.6 m (15 ft) or more. In many cases, the present whereabouts of the remains is unknown, and many details about the skeletons and the circumstances of their discovery are lacking, including indications as to their possible age. But to dismiss every such find out of hand as a delusion or hoax would seem to owe more to rank prejudice than to healthy scepticism.” [emphasis added]

I've yet to see one of these "giants," and I've studied a thousand or more archaeological skeletons in my career as an archaeologist in the western US.

I have yet to see any reports from my colleagues of such a find either.

Where's all the evidence?

42 posted on 09/28/2008 2:49:22 PM PDT by Coyoteman (Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.)
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To: BossLady
Boss Lady


43 posted on 09/28/2008 2:53:01 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: Justice Department

Empty tank and terrorist-in-training.


44 posted on 09/28/2008 3:03:09 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (~ ~ FREE LAZAMATAZ! ~ ~ [Shipping and handling charges may apply.])
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45 posted on 09/28/2008 3:12:14 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: Coyoteman
"I've yet to see one of these "giants," and I've studied a thousand or more archaeological skeletons in my career as an archaeologist in the western US

.Where's all the evidence?"

You're just not looking in the right places.


46 posted on 09/28/2008 3:12:33 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: martin_fierro

"I met her once at Lane Bryant."


47 posted on 09/28/2008 3:19:50 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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To: Coyoteman
"Where's all the evidence?"

Right under your feet, perhaps.


48 posted on 09/28/2008 3:26:43 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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Those two photos you posted in your replies to me are obvious phonies.

Where's the evidence?

49 posted on 09/28/2008 3:33:21 PM PDT by Coyoteman (Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.)
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"Where's the evidence?"


50 posted on 09/28/2008 3:43:36 PM PDT by Justice Department ("Comedy is allied to justice." Aristophenes)
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