True Giants in Neolithic France: A subject overlooked for 100 years.
In my years of amateur study, I have come across internet references to “Meganthropus” and “Gigantopithecus” 8 to 12 foot tall Pleistocene “Ape men”. But these giants have only been based on jaw and teeth (For which I shall address in another post). The best way to calculate height if an entire skeleton is lacking, is from the bones of arm and legs! Fortunately, such bones have occasionally been documented.
In 1890, Prof. Georges Vacher Comte de Lapouge, the famous French Anthropologist and Theoretician, documented very large human limb bones from the Bronze age tumulus of Castelnau-le-Lez, near the old Roman Fort of Substantion, “Sextantio.”
His calculations indicated the Neolithic giant man was about 3.5 meters tall, and several hundred Kilograms weight; 11 feet 6 in., and 1,000 pounds! The size of these…
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