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Carollton 3 Gigantic Human Skeletons

kentucky carolltonSketches of Ancient Kentuckians

(From the Corinth (KY.) Independent.)
Some weeks 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 towards the setting sun. The bones were of monstrous size, and from the manner of burial, form, etc., they were beyond doubt 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 given to us by one of the party who discovered the cave. These beads seem to be constructed from the teeth of some animal and are in perfect condition.
  1. The Evening World. (New York, N.Y.), 19 April 1894. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress
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