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Caroll County – Bones of Monstrous Size


Another Relic of Mound builders

Special to the Indianapolis Journal.

MADISON, Ind., March 9.-A few days ago a mound was discovered on the Kentucky river below Carrollton. A party of men excavated it, and on digging down for ten feet were surprised to find three human skeletons of gigantic size. They were between two layers of ashes, with their heads extending toward the setting sun. The bones were of monstrous size, and from the manner of burial, they were beyond doubt a relic of the mound builders, that ancient race who occupied this continent thousands of years ago. The arms and legs were literally covered with curiously shaped beads, several of which were exhibited by one of the party who discovered the cave. The beads seem to be constructed from the teeth of some animal and are in perfect condition.

  1. The Indianapolis journal. [volume], March 10, 1894, Page 2, Image 2, page 3.
  2. Kentucky, Carrol county, The Indianapolis journal. [volume], March 10, 1894, Page 2, Image 2, page 2.‚Äč


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