Skull pictured on the bottom is that found in Kansas that was described as thick walled with a protruding brow ridge.
Marion Daily Star, April 7, 1902
When the skull was
found, it was not thought to have any scientific value. Several days ago M. C. Long curator of the Kansas City public museum, and Edwin Butts, civil engineer for the Metropolitan Street Railway company, both enthusiastic archaeologist, went to the place of the discovery and secured the fragments of the skeleton and brought them to Kansas City. Both Mr. Long and Mr. Butts are enthusiastic over the discovery. From the appearance of the skull and its position in the earth they are convinced it is that of a glacial man. If this fact be established, it will be the first proof of the kind found on the North American continent.
The skull practically intact, a portion of the lower jaw, a part of a thigh bone and several other fragments were found. The bones indicate the man to have been large. The head is small. The orbits for the eyes are close together and appear exceptionally large. Over the orbits are well-developed ridges that probably denote perceptive faculties. The bones were found huddled together. They lay partially imbedded in hardpan. A close and exhaustive investigation showed that the various strata of rocks and soils and the “water marks” had never been disturbed vertically and neither had there been anylateral disturbance of the hill. The skeleton evidently had been deposited there before the great mass of rock and soil above and about it. Had mound builders or Indians ever dug deep into the hill
said Mr. Long the other day. “our investigation shows beyond all doubt that is a skeleton of a