The Babylonian Talmud states that some of the giants in the Biblical lands, had a double row of teeth.You can join Unsolved Mysteries and post your own mysteries or
The Fomorians were legendary race of giant sea traders who inhabited Ireland in its early histroy. Some were documented as having double rows of teeth.
Ironton Register, 1892
Where Proctorville now stands was one day part of a well paved city, but I think the greater part of it is now in the Ohio River. Only a few mounds, there; one of which was near the C. Wilgus mansion and contained a skeleton of a very large person, all double teeth, and sound, in a jaw bone that would go over the jaw with the flesh on, of a large man; the common burying ground was well filled with skeletons at a depth of about 6 feet. Part of the pavement was of boulder stone and part of well preserved brick.
History of Medina County Ohio 1881
In digging the cellar of the house, nine human skeletons were found, and like such specimens from other ancient mounds of the country. They showed that the mound builders were men of large stature.
The skeletons were not found lying in such a manner as would indicate any arrangement of the bodies on the part of entombers. In describing the tomb, Mr. Albert Harris said: “It looked as if the bodies had been dumped into a ditch. Some were buried deeper than others,, the lower one being about seven feet below the surface. When the skeletons were found, Mr. Harris was twenty years of age, yet he states that he could put one of the skulls over his head, and let it rest upon his shoulders, while wearing a fur cap at the same time. The large size of all the bones was remarked, and the teeth were described as “double all the way around.”
Historical Collections of Virginia 1845
On the Wappatomaka have been found numerous Indian relics,among which was a highly finished pipe, representing a snake coiled around the bowl. There was also discovered the under jaw bone of a human being (says Keucheval) of great size, which contained eight jaw teeth in each side, of enormous size; and what is more remarkable the teeth stood transversely in the jawbone. It would pass over any man’s face with entire ease.
Perforated Skulls from Michigan, American Antiquarian Vol. XII, No. 1, Jan. 1890
Within the past year Mr. Isaac M. Bates, of Detroit, has made an interesting discovery, and has, at my request, supplied me with the facts, which are presented below. Within the city limits of Detroit, is an old Indian burial place. At one time or another, remains of some forty individuals have been discovered in various excavations made for building purposes, sewers, etc. A variety of relics have also been found: hard copper knives, beads, awls, axes, copper kettles, bone fish hooks, needles, stone axes, celts, flint arrow and spear heads, pipes, etc...
Mr. Bates and two friends made an excavation in a vacant lot located within the area of this old cemetery. They came upon a curious and interesting burial spot. At a depth of two feet, five skulls were found, lying in a circle, facing the center. Within this circle were ashes and charcoal,--evidence of fire; but the bones were not all burned... Of these five skulls three were perforated, and perforated not with a single hole like those found by Mr. Crillman, but with three like the one from Saginaw to which he refers in the passage quoted. The three holes are drilled directly on top of the skull, are arranged in the form of a triangle and are a half an inch or so apart. In diameter they range from one third to one half inch. The two unperforated skulls are smaller and more delicate than these three and were evidently skulls of young persons or females. On the perforated skulls two had “double teeth” in front. Mr. Bates says the third may have had also. (He is no longer in Detroit and some uncertainty exists in the matter.) The dentition of the other two skulls is normal...
Ancient Burial Mound and its Contents, Hardin County,Ohio,
John B. Matson. M.D. to Judge John Barr, Cleveland, December 10, 1869
Dear Sir, --In the fall of 1856, in Hardin County, Ohio, near the Bellefontaine and Indiana Railway, between Mt. Victory and Ridgeway, I commenced removing a gravel bank for the purpose of ballasting a part of the above named railroad. I learned shortly after my arrival there, that the bank was an ancient burial ground. This information caused me to examine the ground, and note discoveries.
...The mound covered an area of one and a half acres; being covered with an orchard of apple trees, then in bearing...The mound was what I would call double; the larger and higher part to the west. About two-thirds of the mound was embraced in this part. The eastern part, presenting the appearance of a smaller hill having been pressed against the other, leaving a depression between them of three or four feet, below the highest point of the smaller and five or six feet below a corresponding point of the larger.
...On the north side of the eastern portion, under an oak tree stump (150 years old by growths) was the remains of the largest human bones I have ever seen. The joints of the vertebra seemed as large as those of a horse... I found in this part of the mound the remains of at least fifty children, under the age of eight years; some with two, others with four incisors; some with eight, and others with no teeth.
History of Jefferson County, N.Y., 1878
On the farm of Jacob Heath, on lot 25, near the west line of Rodman, and on the north bank of North Sandy Creek, a short distance above the confluence of the two main branches of that stream, there formerly existed an enclosure of the same class. It included about three acres... Under the roots of a large maple was dug up the bones of a man of great stature, and furnished with entire rows of double teeth.
History of Jefferson County, N.Y., 1878
One of the most conclusive evidences of ancient military occupation and conflict occurs in Rutland, near the residence of Abner Tamblin, one mile from the western line of the town, and two miles from the river. It is on the summit of the Trenton limestone terrace, which forms a bold escarpment, extending down the river and passing across the southern part of Watertown.
There occurs a slight embankment and ditch irregularly oval, with several gateways; and along the ditch, in several places, have been found great numbers of skeletons, almost entirely of males, and lying in great confusion, as if they had been slain in defending it. Among these bones were those of a man of colossal size, and like nine-tenths of the others, furnished with a row of double teeth in each jaw. This singular peculiarity, with that of broad, flat jaws, retreating forehead, and great prominence of the occipant, which was common to most of these skulls.
History of Morrow County, Ohio 1911
In 1829, when the hotel was built in Chesterville, a mound nearby was made to furnish the material for the brick. In digging it away, a large human skeleton was found, but no measurements were made. It is related that the jaw bone was found to fit easily over that of a citizen of the village, who was remarkable for his large jaw. The local physicians examined the cranium and found it proportionately large, with more teeth than the white race of today. The skeleton was taken to Mansfield, and has been lost sight of entirely.
Worlds Before Our Own, by Brad Steiger
In La Crescent, Minnesota, not far from Dresbach, mound diggers reportedly found large skillets and “bones of men of huge stature.” Over in Chatfeild, mounds were excavated, revealing six skeletons of enourmous size. Unusually large skeletons of seven people buried head down were discovered in Clearwater. The skulls of the latter find were said to have had receding foreheads, and teeth that were double all the way around.
Historical Collections of Ohio, Vol II, Part 1
Huge skeletons--In Seneca township (Noble County, Ohio) was opened, in 1872, one of numerous Indian mounds that abound in the neighborhood. This particular one was locally known as the “Bates” mound. Upon being dug into it was found to contain a few broken pieces of earthenware, a lot of flint-heads and one or two stone implements and the remains of three skeletons, whose size would indicate they measured in life at least eight feet in height. The remarkable feature of these remains was they had double teeth in front as well as in back of the mouth and in both upper and lower jaws. Upon exposure to the atmosphere the skeletons soon crumbled back to mother earth.
From Norville's, "Giants"
“In 1833, in Lampock Rancho, California, soldiers were digging a pit for a powder magazine. After hacking their way through a layer of cemented gravel, they broke into an ancient grave in which they found the skeleton of a twelve foot man. It had been buried with personal possessions such as carved shells, huge stone aces, and stone blocks upon which were inscribed strange unknown symbols. The head of the skeleton featured a double row of teeth on both upper and lower jaws. .
Native Races, Bancroft 1888 Santa Rosa Island, California
The same explorer is now engaged in making an examination of the islands of the Santa Barbara Channel, where it is not improbable that many interesting relics may be discovered. Mr Taylor heard from a resident of San Buenaventura that " in a recent stay on Santa Rosa Island, in 1860, he often met with the entire skeletons of Indians in the caves. The signs of their rancherias were very frequent, and the remains of metates, morters, earthen pots, and other utensils very common. the metates were of dark stone, and made somewhat after the pattern of the Mexican. Extensive caves were often met with which seemed to serve as burial places of the Indians, as entire skeletons and numerous skulls were plentifully scattered about their recesses. Some very wonderful skulls are reported as having been found on the islands, furnished with double teeth, all the way around.
Weird America, Jim Brandon, Abuide to Places of Mystery in the United States
...Likewise of Clearwater, Minnesota, seven gigantic skeletons were uncovered in mounds.They were reportebly were buried head down, and their skulls had receding foreheads and complete double dentition
The Natural and Aboriginal History of Tennessee, Hohn Haywood 1823
In Mason County, Virginia, in the year 1821, four skeletons were dug up, and three others found. The bones were remarkably large, and particularly the skulls, which can easily be slipped over the larges man’s head. The upper jawbone has two rows of teeth all around; the under but two, on the left side; and no sockets provided by nature in the bone for more. The skulls, with considerable quantities of broken ware, backhorns, and muscle shells, were all buried in lime two feet deep.
Vol., 1 Publications of the Loouisiana Historical Society The Larto Group
From remains of a large number of bodies which I examined at the Larto Mounds, I would judge that full grown men might have averaged nearly six feet. Quite a sensation was created by the fact that a part of a skull (frontal bone) was found which measured actually 7/8 of an inch in thickness. Upon further search I found other portions of the same skull of corresponding thickness. This, however, proved to be only an excetional case, for the majority of other skulls present no such abnormal development; but upon comparing them in this respect with so-called moundbuilders' skulls from other sections, an excessive thickness is noticeable. In the same line of abnormity was the finding of one skull in which the dentition reached the unusual number of forty teeth, the increase consisting in eight additional incisors. The remarkable preservation of the teeth is noteworthy.
Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution 1874 Antiquities of Florida, by Augustus Mitchell, M.D., of St. Mary’s, Georgia
While in the South during the winter of 1848, pursuing the study and collecting specimens of ornithology, I was impelled by curiosity to examine a mound of moderate size situated on the southern portion of Amelia Island, Florida, being kindly furnished with colored laborers, and aided by Dr. R. Harrison. This mound was about 15 feet in height, and 30 feet in diameter at the base, flattened and worn by attrition for ages; there having been two growths of live oak upon it, as stated by an old Spanish inhabitant of the place. The soil composing the mound was of a light sandy, yellowish loam.
We commenced the examination by cutting a trench 4 feet wide directly through the center, from the apex to the base, and then another trench at right angles to the former. The excavation revealed a number of relics, and the mode of burial of the mound builders. They must have commenced by digging into the surface of the ground about 2 feet, then, partially filling the excavation with oyster shells, they placed their dead on these in a sitting posture, their legs bent under them, with their faces to the east, and their arms crossed upon the breast, and next spread over them a stratum of earth…
The confirmation of the crania found in this mound appears to differ somewhat from that of the present Indians… The teeth of many crania of this mound were, without exceptions, in a perfect state of preservation, the vitrified enamel of these organs being capable of resisting exposure for centuries… Not one carious tooth was found among the hundreds in the mound. Many were entire in the lower jaw, the whole compactly and firmly set. In some the second set was observed, while one jaw had evident signs of a third set, a nucleus of a tooth being seen beneath the neck of a tooth of a very old jaw…
Pursuing my investigations, and excavating farther toward the south east face of the mound, I came upon the largest sized stone ax I have ever seen or that had ever been found in that section of the country. Close to it was the largest and most perfect cranium of the mound, not crushed by pressure of the earth, complete in its form, quite dry, and no sand in its cavity… contiguous to this was nearly a quart of red ochre, and quite the same quantity of what seemed to be pulverized charcoal, as materials of war paint. Anticipating a perfect specimen in this skull, I was doomed to disappointment, for, after taking it out of the earth and setting it up so that I could view the fleshless face of this gigantic savage, in the space of two hours it crumbled to pieces, except small portions. According to the measurements of the bones of this skeleton its height must have been quite seven feet.
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