Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Early Iroquois Giant Skeleton Uncovered Near Boston, Massachusetts

Early Iroquois Giant Skeleton Uncovered Near Boston, Massachusetts


Early Maritime Archaic Burials were typically found in sitting posture.  The Maritime Archaic would later be known as the Iroquois Indians in the Northeast.

New York Times, December 21, 1891 

     Boston, Massachusetts, Dec. 20.-An Indian sepulcher has been unearthed on "Fish Marsh", in Saugus. The tomb was about seven feet below the surface and it contained the skeleton of a man of enormous proportions, which crumbled to dust upon exposure to the air. The body was buried in a sitting posture, facing the east. Beside the skeleton were found a pipe, a tomahawk blade an arrowhead, an ax and a cylindrical shaped stone. Near the grave an underground passage has been discovered. Excavations are being made for the purpose of exploring the passage. The discoveries were made by workmen who were excavating for building purposes."