Saturday, January 30, 2016

Ancient California Giant Exposed

Ancient California Giant Exposed

1932 article (below) described one of the skeletons unearthed in a burial mound near Stockton at 7 foot. The man on the right is holding a very large femur bone. I copied the bone, placed it where is back foot is and stacked them 4 deep to get an idea of the size of the man that this belonged to. The femur's length is about 25% the height of a person. Guessing that this man was 5 feet, 8 inches or 68 inches, and the femurs add to about 3 ¼ of that height. At 7 foot, each femur would be 21 inches in length. 3 ¼ femurs would be 68 inches. Looking at the size of the lower femur, it obviously belonged to a pretty robust individual.