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Limpopo – Giant Man vs Giant Buffalo



Evidence of a mighty death battle in the dim past between an extinct giant buffalo and a most powerful, giant-like primitive man was recently found by roadmakers in a quarry in Springbok Flats, north of Pretoria. Shattered bones of a man and beast were lying together in the same strata.

The bones ae fossilized, and have all been sent to the Transvaal Museum, where the director Dr. Sweirstra declares the discovery, according to the Johannesburg correspondent of the London “Morning Post,” the most important yet made regarding primitive man in South Africa, for the man is undoubtedly older than the famous Boskop skull.
Most of the man’s skull and the majority of the longer bones and parts of the hands have been recovered. The buffalo remains also indicate that it died in a violent death. The director states that the most probably the hunter and the hunted died together. The man is officially described as “a powerful large sized man not closely related to any negroid races.” The buffalo can be estimated by mesurements between the horns to measure nearly 11 feet.

  1. Chronicle Adelaide, SA 1895 – 1954 View title info Sat 6 Apr 1929

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