Archaeologists discover ancient tombs filled with actual GIANTS… “unusually tall and strong” people once roamed the planet
An excavation site in Jiaojia village in eastern China’s Shandong province near Jinan City, which had been known to be around 5,000 years old, was recently discovered to house men who were considered “giants” by ancient (5,000 years ago) standards.
The corpses, which came from the Longshan culture during the late Neolithic civilization and were dug near the lower reaches of the Yellow River, measured from around 5 foot 11 inches to 6 foot 3 inches. The Longshan culture got its name from Mount Longshan, which was located in Mount Zhangqiu District near Jinan City. One of the men that was dug up reportedly measured 6 foot 2 inches.
“This is just based on bone structure. If he was a living person his height would certainly exceed 1.9 meters (6 foot 2 inches),” Shandong University’s school of history and culture head Fang Hui said in an interview with China Daily.
The bodies’ heights can be attributed to better skills in hunting and picking food, or a higher rank in society, which allowed better access to food and nutrition.
“Already agricultural at that time, people had diverse and rich food resources and thus their physique changed,” Fang added.
Breakage in the head and leg bones of some of the bodies was evident, which was attributed to physical violence among the members of the civilization’s ruling class. Pig bones and teeth, and colorful pottery and jade articles were also uncovered from some graves, lead archaeologist Wang Fen said.
“Further study and excavation of the site is of great value to our understanding of the origin of culture in east China,” Shandong provincial bureau of cultural heritage deputy head Zhou Xiaobo.