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Cave Skeleton 8′ 11″


Cave in Mexico Gives Gives Up the Bones of an Ancient Race.

Special to the New York Times.

BOSTON, May 3.-Charles C. Clapp, who has recently returned from Mexico, where he has been in charge of Thomas W. Lawson’s mining interests, has called the attention of professor Agasaiz to a remarkable discovery made by him.

He found in Mexico a cave containing some 200 skeletons of men each above eight feet in height. The cave was evidently a burial place of a race of giants who antedated the aztecs. Mr. Clapp arranged the bones of one of the skeletons and found the total length to be 8 feet 11 inches. The femur reached up to his thigh, and molars were big enough to crack a cocoanut. The head measured eighteen inches from front to back.

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