Lost Limbs Foundation

Friday, March 29, 2013

Ancient Giants


Today's Daily Giant is a continuation of the report of the unearthing of the world's largest skull from the Morhiss Mound in Texas, in 1939. The skull was examined by the head archaeologist of the dig, William A. Duffen and by Physical Anthropologist Marcus B. Goldstein of the WPA. Goldstein had worked as an Anthropological aide to Alex Hrdlicka, the head of Anthropology of the Smithsonian at the time. He called the size of the skull "extraordinary" and stated that its size was not a case of acromegaly or endocrine pathology. A 2010 email from Carolyn Spock, head of records at the Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory, confirmed that the skull had been in their collection but was said to be ”missing for some time". Reported in the Victoria Advocate, August 22, 1974 page 68, is another account of the find. "Probably the most unique find of any expedition in the area was at the Morhiss Mound when an undergraduate student unearthed the complete s...See More
— Your Daily Giant 3/28/2013 (3 photos)