Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Neanderthal Looking Skull Excavated From A Burial Mound In Northwest Ohio

Neanderthal Looking Skull Excavated From A Burial Mound In Northwest Ohio
 Skulls with Neanderthal traits have been found in large numbers in the Great Lakes region

County of Williams Ohio, 1905
      On the south half of the northwest quarter of Section 10 in Brady Township, on the land now owned by James F. Smith, was a solitary mound of considerable magnitude. On opening it, six full-developed skeletons were found and one of a child about eight to ten years of age. They were lying in a circle with their heads in the center, in close proximity to each other. Dr. Frank O. Hart, of West Unity, now deceased, secured the skulls from this mound and described them in a written article as follows:
They were very thick. The brow ridge is very prominent. The orbital processes are profoundly marked. Average distance between temporal ridges of frontal bone, three and half inches; from temporal ridge of frontal bone to occipital joint, nine inches; length from beginning of frontal bone to occipital joint, twelve inches; from occipital joint to foramen magnum, three inches.”