Giant Skull from Florida Found
SKULL FOUND INDICATES PREVIOUS FLORIDIANS WERE SIZEABLE Florida
length of a bone was 63 centimetres
– one fourth larger than that of a normal modern man, together with bones indicating a probable height of not less than seven feet today led to speculation over theories of a giant race believed to have inhabited Florida before the coming of the Spaniard.
Evidently Hrdlička wanted that hidden as well. Another full skeleton with an oversized skull standing over seven feet tall was discovered nearby in Boca Grande, Florida, and then sent to the Smithsonian.
63 centimeters is 24.8031 inches in length.
The average adult male femur is 48 centimeters (18.9 in) in length
“Skull Found Indicates Previous Floridians were Sizeable,” Evening Independent, February 14, 1925. Boca Grande, Lee and Charlotte County?
Yeah, the femur generally represents about 27 or 28 percent of a proportionate person, give or take a couple percentage. I’m 6 feet tall and my femur is roughly 50 cm long. A 63 cm femur would be 26% longer than mine, and I am 6 feet tall, so that would indicate a man almost a third taller than myself, or 7 1/2 to about 8 feet tall.