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Winnebago County – Only a Giant could Have Wielded It

“stone hatchets, axes and skinning stones.”

…but the largest one in this section is in Dr. Everett’s collection. It weighs one ounce over 15 pounds; is of dark colour, the shape is artistic; the external boundry lines are all graceful curves. Only a giant could have wielded it.

One of them was in a grave of a giant, for a large man could pass the jawbone around his face and the thigh bone was four inches longer than that of a man six feet two inches high (pg.274)

It was found lying in a grave by the side of a huge skeleton much taller than the current race of men.

  1. Annual Report of the Bord of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1877 (pg.260) Kishwaukee Mounds, Illinois


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