Greater Ancestors

World Museum

Giant Human Shin Bone


Schematic map of Rotuma indicating districts and main villages.
In 1984, Kijian Taksas was supervising the digging of a new grave. The workers unearthed an ancient shin bone. Kijian placed one end of it on the ground and measured to her hip bone – almost 3 feet long.









The average femur bone is about 14.5 inches, which is 36 cm. So this person was more than twice the height of the average person.

1. The lost world of giants,

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