Shell Mounds were once numerous along the southern California coastline. Many of these shell mounds contained the remains of a giant race that bore attributes of Archaic type men.
Boston Evening Transcript, December 17, 1912
FINDS GIGIANTIC HUMAN BONES IN CALIFORNIA
Professor Heath of Stanford University Finds Traces of Civilization in Preshistoric Village
Stanford University, California, Dec 17 - Recent excavation indicate that the peninsula south of San Francisco once was inhabited by a race of giant stature. Professor Harold Heath of the zoological department of Stanford university, according to a statement given out last night, has unearthed about two miles south of here several skeletons of men who were of unusual height.
A prehistoric village covering nearly two acres has been the scene of Professor Heath's investigations. Stone hammers, bone awls and ornaments found by his party indicate that the owners had attained considerable advancement in artistanship and civilization.