Monday, February 20, 2012

Gigantic Human Skeletons Found In Delaware County, Indiana

Gigantic Human Skeletons Found In Delaware County, Indiana

Section 2 of Perry Township in Deleware County, Indiana was the site of an Adena Henge

History of Delaware County, Indiana, 1924
Gigantic Skeleton Found
About one mile and a half south of Muncie, in Center Township is another class of these earthworks--a mound of considerable proportions which is said to have been dug into by some parties in search of relics. The excavation, however developed the fact that it contained, instead of relics, human bones. "One of these skeletons was of gigantic proportions. The jaw and thigh bones were in a good state of preservation, and nearly complete. The jaw-bone was so large that it could be easily slipped over the jaw of the largest man of the party--a tall, big boned six footer, and the the thigh bone of the skeleton was three inches longer than his” The discovery of these numerous bones fixed the class under which this specimen should be arranged--the sepulcher--and would also warrant the presumption that there were specimens of some of the other classes not far distant, though investigation has not developed the fact. More on Indiana's burial mounds are here