Saturday, January 17, 2015

Mass Burial of Giants Marks the Site of an Ancient Battle in Illinois

Mass Burial of Giants Marks the Site of an Ancient Battle in Illinois

Pittsburg Dispatch, September 1, 1891
A PREHISTORIC BATTLE GROUND
 Immense Human Skeletons Found in a Mound Near Carthage, Illinois
Special Telegram to the Dispatch]
Carthage, Ill., Aug. 31. - A number of human skeletons have been found in a curious mound near this city.  They are of unusual size, and the teeth are longer than those of mankind generally. With few exceptions the bones are well preserved.
The skeletons were found lying across one another, giving color to the belief that they were warriors who fell in battle.