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Mysterious Giant Human Remains Found In Fiji
Times Of India ^ | 7-14-2002

Posted on 07/14/2002 1:19:44 PM PDT by blam

Mysterious giant human remains found in Fiji

AFP [ SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2002 10:29:37 AM ]

SUVA: Mysterious skeletal remains of what appears to be a 3,000-year-old giant have been unearthed on a South Pacific islands, but the bones' discovery has rattled local archaeologists who say poor treatment of the remains may have lost vital information.

Little is known about the highly unusual find, which includes a skull bearing strange holes drilled into its cheekbones, with authorities keen to keep the controversial discovery under wraps.

According to sources, the body, found at Lomaiviti, an island to the north of here, predates European exploration of the Pacific and it is believed the man was originally from the Solomon Islands.

The body was discovered last week by a Solomon Islander from the University of the South Pacific (USP), alongside examples of Lapita pottery — artifacts created by a group of Melanesians believed to have been the founders of modern Polynesia.

Measuring 1.9 m, the body is unusually large considering its age and origin. Pictures of its skull show the holed cheekbones, a feature unseen in previous discoveries, according to Fiji Museum sources.

The head of pre-history archaeology at the museum, Sepeti Matararaba, said the discovery of the body and pottery was "significant".

"As for the skeleton remains, I will still have to see it ... it is a significant find for us.

"Studies done there now would enlighten us more on the early travelling habits in those times. We have found similar pottery on neighbouring islands of the group.

"Once they are dated, we can know the exact patterns of living and the kind of activities during those early occupations. It is really very good news."

But the skeleton has already caused controversy with experts voicing concern over its treatment at the hands of "cowboy" archaeologists.

One senior Fiji Museum source said a relocation of the remains may have destroyed vital information and museum experts should have been consulted earlier.

"These cowboy archaeologists, a bit like parachute journalists, are allowed such field trips but by law, if they were find something as significant as a skeleton, especially of the suspected period of existence, the Museum must be informed," the senior official said.

"It is also only logical that our field staff who are trained for such excavations are informed of such developments considering their skills and tools, paramount of course is the creation and maintenance of our historical database."

Patrick Nunn, the supervisor of the archaeological team analysing the remains at USP would not comment and said on Sunday "we have decided to keep our find under wraps".


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: archaeology; artifacts; discovery; economic; fiji; found; ggg; giant; godsgravesglyphs; history; mysterious; remains
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To: elbucko
Once a cowboy always a cowboy. I married a cowboy 45 years ago & he is still a cowboy. I don't like the use of the word cowboy in a derogative way. It show how little some people know. Everything this guy thinks he knows about cowboys he learned at the movies.
61 posted on 01/15/2004 6:33:50 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Restorer
Thor Heyerdahl sailed a balsa raft from Peru to Polynesia, not a reed boat.

This is called confabulation. Heyerdahl actually DID sail a reed boat... the Ra... but it was sailed from Morocco almost to Barbados (The almost because they had to abandon the craft short of their destination when it was obvious it would sink before arrival).

It is really surprising, in this day and age of internet fact checking, that the author could not find this little tidbit and report it correctly.

62 posted on 01/15/2004 11:57:24 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tagline shut down for renovations and repairs. Re-open June of 2001.)
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To: blam

63 posted on 01/16/2004 12:00:29 AM PST by RightWingAtheist
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To: blam
The holes in the skull were for holding his space helmet in place.
64 posted on 01/16/2004 12:01:22 AM PST by Terry Mross
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To: grizzfan

65 posted on 01/16/2004 12:12:16 AM PST by Sockdologer
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To: blam
Heard Steve Quayle talk about this on Coast-to-Coast last night, heard they had skeletons, and one caller said they saw one in Mexico at a auto parts "junk yard", like 12 feet tall, grunted, and liked coca-cola.

Trip out!
66 posted on 01/16/2004 12:16:30 AM PST by Pro-Bush (Homeland Security + Tom Ridge = Open Borders --> Demand Change!)
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To: Pro-Bush
Nothing better than killing a thread. ...Didn't mean to.

ha-ha!
67 posted on 01/16/2004 12:36:36 AM PST by Pro-Bush (Homeland Security + Tom Ridge = Open Borders --> Demand Change!)
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To: Professional Engineer
ping
68 posted on 01/16/2004 5:20:04 AM PST by msdrby (US Veterans: All give some, but some give all.)
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To: Swordmaker
It is really surprising, in this day and age of internet fact checking, that the author could not find this little tidbit and report it correctly.

More likely a case of not caring enough to look.

69 posted on 01/16/2004 10:16:40 AM PST by Restorer
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To: carpio
BTTT
70 posted on 02/06/2004 5:53:51 PM PST by carpio
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To: RightWhale
Vikings had everything everybody else had. If it wasn't nailed down. And sometimes even if it was.

Thanks for provoking the best chuckle I've had this evening.

There are neo-Vikings in our midst: they are usually most active around April 15th.

71 posted on 02/06/2004 6:12:58 PM PST by ngc6656 (Freepaholic Anonymous advisory: Don't freep and drive.)
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To: blam

I thought anyone over 2m viz. 6'6" was a giant. But this is silly, I'm 1.88 m and shucks just missed bein' a "giant" nutz!!!! ;-P


72 posted on 06/26/2004 10:55:57 AM PDT by Cronos (W2K4!)
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To: Cronos
The melenasians have stories of tall, red-headed and blue eyed people out in their area. (re: Dr Stepehen Oppenheimer, East Of Eden) They're everwhere!!!
73 posted on 06/26/2004 1:01:52 PM PDT by blam
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To: Cronos
" (re: Dr Stepehen Oppenheimer, East Of Eden)"

I screwed that up. Should be Eden In The East

It must be nap time.

74 posted on 06/26/2004 1:07:52 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

It was Bigfoot vacationing in Fiji and he got mugged to death....


75 posted on 06/26/2004 1:16:29 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Notforprophet
6'2" was pretty tall 3,000 years ago.

But it's not "pretty tall" today. So some guy was in the upper 2 percential of the height bell curve 3,000 years ago. What's the big deal?

BTW. With a diet and living conditions not too different than 3,000 years ago, George Washington was 6'2" .

76 posted on 06/26/2004 1:23:06 PM PDT by Ditto ( No trees were killed in sending this message, but billions of electrons were inconvenienced.)
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To: blam
Blam are you a Carolina Dog owner? Also the .com is not working at the moment, but the .org is: Dixie Dingo. The .com used to be my design until Gunnell went loco on me.
77 posted on 06/26/2004 1:56:24 PM PDT by numberonepal (goodnewsamerica.us Fast News For Common Sense People)
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To: numberonepal
"Blam are you a Carolina Dog owner? "

Don't think so but, I have a 'Yellow Lab' that I'm suspicious about. See my dogs on my profile page.

78 posted on 06/26/2004 3:37:46 PM PDT by blam
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To: BrooklynGOP

Modern polynesians are amongst the largest people on earth. There is nothing unusual about a big skeleton in that part of the world.


79 posted on 06/26/2004 3:40:39 PM PDT by LibKill (Once more into the breach, dear friends!)
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To: grizzfan
The article is an interesting read until you get to the following quote near the end:

"This is definitely a current UFO Base used by Aliens."

Hmmm. I can't consider this a credible source of any of its information.
80 posted on 10/23/2004 3:10:26 PM PDT by ScottM1968
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