Sunday, July 17, 2016

Ancient Beetle Browed Human Giant Discovered On Texas Gulf Coast

Ancient Beetle Browed Human Giant Discovered On Texas Gulf Coast


The giant skull with a beetled brow, sloping forehead and massive jaw is diagnostic of the Maritime Archaic that came here on boats from Northern Europe as early as 7000 B.C. 

San Antonio Express, January, 7, 1940

Beach Giant's Skull Unearthed By WPA Workers Near Victoria 
Believed to Be Largest Ever Found in World; Normal Head Also Found
     
 That Texas “had a giant in the beach” in the long ago appears probable from the large skull recently unearthed on a mound in Victoria County, believed to be the largest human skull ever found in the United States and probably in the world.Twice the size of the skull of a normal man, the fragments were dug up by W. Duffen, archeologist who is excavating the mound in Victoria County under a WPA project sponsored by the University of Texas. In the same mound and at the same level, a normal sized skull was found. The pieces taken from the mound were reconstructed in the WPA laboratory under the supervision of physical anthropologists.A study is being made to determine whether the huge skull was that of a man belonging to a tribe of extraordinary large men, or whether the skull was that of an abnormal member of a tribe, a case of gigantism. Several large human bones have been unearthed at the site.Marcus B. Goldstein, physical anthropologist, employed on the WPA project, formerly was an aide of Alen Horliken, curator of the National Museum of Physical Anthropology.  The finds made through excavations in Texas are beginning to give weight to the theory that man lived in Texas 40,000 years ago, it is said