Gigantic Skeletons Eight Feet Tall. Choptank River, Maryland
Maryland Skeletons. Gigantic skeletons of prehistoric nearly eight feet tall have been discovered along the banks of the Choptauk river, Maryland, by the employees of the Maryland Academy of Science. Choptank River
The Logan Republican., October 20, 1906, Image 3
About The Logan Republican. (Logan, Utah) 1902-1924
ORIGIN OF TALBOT GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES Choptank River
Choptank River takes its name from a tribe of Indians that inhabited both sides of the shores of this stream before its settlement by the English. They were men of large stature. In the Academy of Natural Sciences in Baltimore, there are several skeletons of these Indians (taken from an Indian mound at Sandy Hill on the Choptank near Cambridge) That measure nearly 7 feet in height with skulls of unusually large size.
Research done by Rephaim23
The Rice Belt Journal. (Welsh, Calcasieu Parish, La.), 07 July 1905. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress
Strangely a lot of these alters, groups of giant skeletons, mounds etc always are near government facilities, universities, and National Parks closed from the public. It would be my guess that in the National Academy of Science no longer has thse seven foot skeletons nor will admit their existence, but i would like it if there were a few GAWM field agents that live close by would look into it and report back in the comments.
~Chris L Lesley
~Chris L Lesley/GAWMuseum
This is an old post but I live in the town over from where these were supposedly found and it is in all the descriptions and history of the county that 3 of these 7 foot skeletons were found. There are still some members of the Nanticoke tribe residing near here today, perhaps they know more.
…the Nanticoke know nothing and offer nothing. They are not the only DE tribe. I lived with n Cambridge and St. Michael’s. I will look into this one asap…