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Maine Professor Believes Remains Found at Pasadena of Ancient Origin
Human skulls and bones uncovered in shell mounds at the Pasadena estates by workmen Friday are thought to be the Indian tribe that roamed in this section of the country hundreds of years before America’s discovery by white men, is the opinion of Prof. Norman Wallace Lermond, curator and librarian of the Knox Academy of Art and Science, Thomaston, Me., who is wintering here.
Lermond who is also editor of the Maine Naturalist Journal, a monthly periodical, examined the bones in the down town offices of the Pasadena estates, late Saturday afternoon and in his preliminary inspection volunteered the belief that one of the two skulls in the possession of Jack Taylor was that of a man over eight feet tall.
Further examination of the bones will be made by the Maine scientist and he believes that considerable data of importance will be gathered within the next week.
The bones were in an excellent state of preservation. They were encased in clay-like receptacles that crumbled at the touch. The skulls however, were solid. The jaws were square and massive, the teeth whole and void of cavities. The cheek bones were high.
Sand had worked its way into several of the large arm and leg bones during the course of time, while one of the skulls was lined with a heavy mold. The foreheads were high and not receding as would be expected of age-old human remains.
Prof. Lermond displayed a keen interest in the find and asked permission to keep for several days the bones uncovered at Pasadena. The shell mounds were torn down by negro laborers who used the shell surfacing roads. Startled by their finds, the negros refused to continue work when the bones were uncovered.
- Sunday, December 24, 1922
~Chris L Lesley