Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Smithsonian Scientist Uncover Giant Human Skeleton in Illinois

Smithsonian Scientist Uncover Giant Human Skeleton in Illinois


Pictograpah found on a bluff overlooking the Illinois River in Pike county, Illinois


12th Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to
the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1890-1891


(Pike County, Illinois)

No. 11 is now 35 by 40 feet at the base and 4 feet High. In the center, 3 feet below the surface, was vault 8 feet long and 3 feet wide. In the bottom of this, among the decayed fragments of bark wrappings, lay a skeleton fully seven feet long, extended at full length on the back, head west. Lying in a circle above the hips were fifty-two perforated shell disks about an inch in diameter and one-eighth of an inch thick.