Explainers

What was the largest human skeleton ever found?

Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr

Reports of enormous skeletons in the United States before to the turn of the 20th century were a combination of fabrications, hoaxes, con tricks, and the wrong identification of extinct megafauna.

There were several persons who said they had been found in Native American burial mounds. In various American states, specimens between 7 feet (2.1 meters) and 20 feet (6.1 meters) tall have been observed.

The claims of “giant skeletons” were denied in 1934 by Ale Hrdlika, the curator of anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian Institution disproved the claim that the Mound Builders belonged to an “ancient white race”.

In reaction to the Smithsonian Institution’s participation in debunking such claims, a conspiracy idea that Smithsonian archeologists were destroying giants’ bones to hide their presence emerged.

Hrdlika attributed the reports of huge skeletons to “will to believe” and “amateur anthropologists” who were ignorant of human anatomy. The Smithsonian Institution allegedly owned massive skeletons that were among the “thousands of giant skeletons” that were destroyed in the early 20th century, according to an internet myth from 2014.

The internet hoax about the Smithsonian was debunked by Reuters and the Associated Press.

What was the largest human skeleton ever found?

The largest human skeleton ever discovered was 25 1/2 feet long, 10 feet wide from left to right shoulder, and 5 feet deep from back to breastbone.

Source: Vimbuzz.com

Nurudeen Mohammed is a certified Digital Marketer and SEO strategist who helps bloggers and entrepreneurs grow their online presence. He also blogs about contemporary occurrences on the globe. To become more discoverable, tell a richer story, and build a stronger brand for yourself, contact me at [email protected].

Write A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.