an examination of the giant skeletons
Friendly West Virginia,. December 2 – Prof. E. L. Lively amd J. L. Williamson have made an examination of the giant skeletons found by children playing near that town. The femur and vertabrae were found to be in a remarkable state of preservation and showed the persons to be of enormous stature.
The skeletons ranged from 7 feet six to 6 feet 7 inches. The skulls found are of peculiar formation.the forehead is low and slopes back gradually, while the back of the head is very prominent, much more so than the skulls of people today. The legs are exceedingly long and the bones unusually large.
The findings 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 in Moundsville, Marshall County.
The Daily Mail, Hagerston, Maryland, December 3, 1908