Thursday, October 20, 2011

Giant Human Skeletons Discovered Near Stonehenge!

Giant Human Skeletons Discovered Near Stonehenge!

Our Early Ancestors, an Introductory Study of Mesolithic, Neolithic and Copper Age Cultures in Europe and Adjacent Regions, by M.C. Burkett, M.A., F.S.A., F.G. 1876
The invaders differed somewhat from the former inhabitants of the land. The Neolithic folk seem to have been of moderate stature, long headed, oval faced, narrow nosed, with small features. They were not at all powerfully built race. The new-comers on the other hand- according to Abercromby- were characterised by short square skull showing a great development of the superciliary ridges and eyebrows. The cheek-bones, nose and chin were prominent and the powerful lowere jaw was supplied with large teeth. They were a tall, strongly built race and must have presented- at any rate as far as men were concerned- a fierce, brutal appearance. The dead were buried in round barrows, inhumation being practiced. They knew about the use of copper and introduced into England the beaker type pot.

Giant skeletons with "primitive" skulls with a protruding brow ridge and other  archaic characteristics have been found in the burial mounds around Stonehenge.  The large size of the skeletons along with these characteristics are diagnostic of the Upper Paleolithic Cro Magnon

Remains of the Prehistoric Age in England, 1888
Here again there is no lack of skulls and skeletons, and the descriptions of them are many. In the barrows of this period we find two classes of skulls, long and broad. The former may be those of the earlier people, the latter those of a race which had invaded the country. Or the collocation may be explained without supposing the arrival of a different race, but these are points into which it is impossible to enter here. Suffice it to say that the skulls regarded as typical of this period are brachycephalic, of large size and with well-formed brow. There are salient ridges above the eyes, but these are not the monsterous projections of the Neanderthal type. One gains the idea that the cast of countenance of the possessors of these skulls must have been much more fierce and commanding than that of the milder race which preceded them.

Historical, Topographical, and Descriptive view of the County of Northumberland 1825

The ancient Britons were remarkable for the large stature of their bodies; their eyes were generally blue, which was esteemed a great beauty; and their hair red or yellow, though in many various gradations. They were remarkably swift of foot, and excelled in running, swimming, wrestling, climbing, and all kinds of exercises in which either strength or agility were required. Accustomed to hardships and despising cold and hunger, in retrating they plunged into the morasses up to the neck, where they remained several days. They painted their bodies with a blue dye extracted from woad, and at an early age they were tatood in a manner the most ingenious and hideous; and in order to exhibit these frightful ornaments in the eyes of their enemies, they threw off their clothes in the day of battle. When advancing to the combat their looks were fierce and appalling, and their shouts loud, horrid, and frightful.