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El Paso Jawbone x2, extremely large vertabrae


Searching tor Fonlls Traces of a Giant Kaco Special to the Gazette
El Paso Tex Dec 30 W B Mc
Dowell of San Erancisco and Dr Jacob Wortman of Washington city representatives of Hemingways Southwestern
Archaeological Expedition who underthe guidance of Lieutenant Cushing have been prosecuting archie Dlogical researches among the Zaai and Pueblo Indians in Arizona where they have partially explored the ruins of acity that now lies beneath the sanda of a desert arrived in the city to
day Mr McDowell is an attache of the San Francisco Examiner and is a son of General McDowell of Bull Ran fame Dr Wortman pathologist and comparative anatomist of the United States army medical museum has been detailed by the Surgeon General to assist in preserving skeletons etc and
to pa3s upon all questions of paleontology that may arise He is the author of several important publications on paleontology and comparative anatomy and is
making a representative collection of fossils for the Army Medical Museum to te studied there with regard to their physical characteristics These gentle men left last evening for Carrizo station in the lower part of this county where a discovery has been made of fossil remains of a human being of giant stature The skull is about the size
of an ordinary human skull but the jawbone is twice the ordinary
size and the vertebraj are also extremely large They were discovered in a natural tunnel or cave in Diablo mountain 700 feet above the level of the plain Bone needles six inches long fragments of pottery and cooking utensils were also found This is the first systematic archffisloglcal expedition In the United
States and these gentleman think from discoveries already made that subsequent explorers will develop the fact that all the valleya of the south have been densely populated by a people who have mysteriously disappeared

  1. Fort Worth daily gazette., December 31, 1887, Image 1

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