Friday, August 29, 2014

University of California Anthropologist Study Ancient Giant Human Remains

University of California Anthropologist Study Ancient Giant Human Remains



Middlesboro Daily News, January 21, 1921
BONES OF HISTORIC RACE
Anthropologists Intensely Interested in Discovery of Indian Skeletons in California
    New indications that California was once inhabited by a race of gigantic Indians was furnished when sewer diggers on Ferry and Howard streets in the heart of the business district of Martinez, California, uncovered an Indian burial ground, with skeletons measuring more than seven feet.
    Several skulls and one well preserved skeleton are to be given over to the investigators of the anthropological department of the University of California.  The skulls and skeletons are declared to be highly important and scientific value.
     Discovery of the burial ground has revived an old Indian legend than an immense treasure of gold nuggets was interred with a body of a chief of the ancient tribe of the giant Indians. So convinced are the residents in the truth of this legend that great crowds have thronged around the sewer diggers, largely hampering their activities, and more than a score of persons have applied to the municipal authorities for the position on the city sewer digging crew