Friday, December 6, 2013

Human Giant's Graveyard Revealed in Oklahoma

Human Giant's Graveyard Revealed in Oklahoma



Circleville Herald, June 21, 1937
BONES INDICATE DEAD RACE OF GREAT INDIANS
PAULS VALLEY, Okla. (UP)
     Excavation work along the Washita River near here where the skeletons of a tribe of giant Indians recently were discovered continues under the direction of the University of Oklahoma and Tulsa University anthropologists.
     A half dozen of the skeletons, more than 7 feet tall, were uncovered after a rise in the river had caused a section of a bank to give way. Dr. Forrest E. Clements, head of the department of anthropology at the University of Oklahoma, estimated the race existed 750 years ago. He believed the find might lead to the discovery of a race of Indians unknown to anthropologists.
     The excavations have attracted considerable attention and visitors will be permitted only on Thursday, those in charge said. Pottery, arrowheads and other relics have been found. The jawbone of an animal believed to have been a deer also was uncovered. The WPA is furnishing a crew of 20 men to assist in the work. Clements said a detailed study of the finds, along with a study of layers of soil, will be necessary before an accurate estimate of theage of the skeletons can be made