“Moundbuilders Had Peculiar Heads.
Wheeling, W. V. (Special).-Prof. E. L. Lively and J. L. Williamson, of Friendly, have made an examination of the giant skeletons found by children playing near that town. The femur and vertebrae were found to be in a remarkable state of preservation and showed the persons to be of enormous stature. The skeleton ranged in height from 7 feet 6 inches
down to 6 feet 7 inches. The skulls found are of peculiar formation. The forehead is low and slopes back gradually, while the back part of the head is very prominent, much more so that the skulls of people living at the present day. The legs are exceedingly long and the bones are unusually large. The finding of the skeletons has created a great deal of interest and the general impression is that the bones are the remains of the people who built the mounds, the largest in the country being located at Moundsville, Marshall County.
The Afro American – Dec 5, 1908, page 2.
Research done by Rephaim23
For reference: The tallest two basketball players are 7 feet 7 inches, skeletons can lose up to 3 inches in height over time. A tribe of 7 footers is a rare thing indeed if you were to start digging up graves, it would take you approximately 2 million 300 thousand graves before you find a 7 footer.
~Chris L Lesley