Dillon, Mont., April 4.-While plowing in a field near here George Finch found the bones of a giant. Both of the feet were gone, having been ap parently cut off before the body was buried. Around the neck of the skeleton was a bead necklace of superior workmanship, and around the waist was a belt of similar material. In life the man must have been in the neighborhood of seven feet.
Both of the feet were gone, having apparently been cut off before the body was buried. Around the neck of the skeleton was a bead necklace of superior workmanship, and around the waist was a belt of similar material. In life the man must have been in the neighborhood of seven feet.
As a researcher in the field of giants, I was disappointed to read about the discovery of a giant’s bones in Dillon, Montana, in 1903. While I am always excited to hear about new findings in this area, the way in which these artifacts were handled and their current whereabouts raise questions about the ethical practices of the scientific community.
It is concerning that both feet of the giant were missing, indicating that they were possibly cut off before the body was buried. Additionally, the bead necklace and belt around the skeleton’s waist suggest that the giant was likely a member of a specific cultural group with unique traditions and practices. It is unfortunate that these artifacts were not studied and preserved in a manner that respects the culture and history from which they came.
As a researcher, I would like to know where these bones and artifacts currently reside. Were they taken and stored in a museum for further study, or were they sold off to private collectors for personal gain? The loss of these artifacts represents a loss of knowledge about the history and culture of giants, and it is imperative that we take steps to ensure that such artifacts are treated with the respect and care they deserve.
- Los Angelos Herald, 1903.
- Research done by Rephaim23
~Chris L Lesley/GAWMuseum