|Giant Skeletons Spanish Hill|
Were giant skeletons really found here?
There is no doubt in my mind that after reading numerous accounts of these gigantic skeletons being found throughout this area, that this is not a "legend," it is a fact. These Susquehannocks (Andastes) were GIANTS especially to the men of average height (4- 5.3 feet) of that time period, but also seemed "huge" to the people who dug them up over the past 100 years. The Andaste's AVERAGE height seems to be between 6 and 7 feet, with some exceptional human specimens being recorded to be about 8 feet in height.
Think about that for a minute -
That would be around at least TWO FEET TALLER THAN MANY OTHER MEN AT THAT TIME. And it would still be considered to be HUGE by our standards today. (Shaquille O'Neal is 7 feet 1 inch, and weighs 315 lbs.)
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