Archaeotrek—Alternate Perceptions Magazine, December 2014
Are More Undiscovered Giants Buried in Native American Mounds?
by: Dr. Greg Little
It is clear that these tall people from the Adena Era were primarily shaman, a fact repeatedly cited in publications from the University of Kentucky, the Carnegie Museum, and others. However, also clear is the fact that these large skeletons, especially the ones documented in archaeological publications, appear to be concentrated along the Ohio River and a few of its tributaries. Our extensive travels along this concentrated area showed that many of the mounds that were excavated are completely obliterated, but surprisingly, there are several Adena mounds, essentially identical in size and shape to those that contained the “giant” skeletons, that remain intact. A comprehensive review of archaeology publications, as well as contacts with local historical agencies and local guides reveals many of these Adena mounds have been untouched. Like Monk’s Mound at Cahokia, with what appears to be a massive stone chamber located near its base, many of these Adena mounds likely hold burials of shaman. Controlled and professional excavations into a few of these remaining mounds might well solve the controversy of the giants once and for all. Of course, given the current laws and mainstream archaeology’s disdain for giant skeletons, it is unlikely to be done.