The 7 to 8-foot-long bones were discovered in Ecuador and submitted for scientific testing.
Giant Skeletons measuring 7–8 feet tall have been discovered in Ecuador. According to a study team lead by British archaeologist Russell Dement, bones recovered in Ecuador and Peru are being studied at a lab in Germany. Will these relics show the existence of a tall race of people who lived hundreds of years ago in the Amazonian rainforest?
A Cuenca news site discovered bones that range in height from seven to eight feet (213 to 243 cm) and date from the early 1400s to the mid-1500s.
“We’re still in the early phases of our investigation, so I can only offer a broad overview of what we’ve found,” Dement stated. Because our research is still ongoing, I don’t want to draw any conclusions based on assumptions. The size of the remains has anthropological and medical ramifications, according to Cuenca Highlife.
Human remains have been discovered in Ecuador and Peru.
Dement received word late last year that an Ecuadorian Shuar native had discovered a skeleton 70 kilometers from Cuenca. Dement went to the region to retrieve a woman’s rib cage and skull that had been exposed by the water. The skeleton remains were uncovered 600 years ago, according to mythology. The rest of the body’s bones were discovered and reassembled to seven feet four inches by archaeologists (223.5 cm).
A study team was organized by four academics from Germany’s Freie Universität and Shuar residents. The excavation and study were funded by the university.
“Even though I had worked with Freie for many years, I was apprehensive that they may not offer money for someone seeking for giants,” Dement stated, stressing the contentious nature of this field of study. Even scientists, especially outsiders, may find this implausible.
We must be exceedingly cautious in our inquiry because of the dramatic nature of this,” he warned, adding that “we will be met with a lot of suspicion.”
In six months of digging and mapping, five additional tall bones, as well as artifacts, were discovered at two locations west of Cuenca and on the Ecuadorian-Peruvian border. Dement and his colleagues believe the group has been around for at least a century and a half at the second location.
This suggests that the three complete skeletons, as well as the two half-skeletons, were in excellent health.
According to the study’s primary author, Dement, bone defects are not visible in this patient, unlike in other cases of gigantism. The skeletons all seemed to be in good condition, with robust joints and a spacious lung chamber. “One of the bones that we have dated was of a girl who was around 60 years old when she died,” Cuenca Highlife said.
Funerals with ornate customs were widespread. They were covered in leaves and buried under a thick layer of soil. The bones were sealed and kept dry as a consequence, preserving the skeletal remains.
In the current world, legends are revived.
Dement was reported to have spent over two decades studying Amazonian indigenous groups and was aware of legends of “extremely tall, pale-skinned beings” who had resided in the region. Elders of the village portrayed Dement as a kind Amazonian race who were welcomed by the Shuar and Achuar. These individuals were only mythological characters from the realm of the spirits, according to the indigenous peoples.
Giants in the Real World
Some reports have drastically overstated the significance of the findings after the data was released, describing seven feet as seven meters (making them 23 feet tall). The bones were discovered in a now-defunct Swiss amusement park, and a fake skeleton of a “Ecuador giant” was erroneously attributed to them.
These erroneous claims should not stop scientists from investigating seven- to eight-foot skeletal remains discovered in the Ecuadorian and Peruvian jungles. Such bones do exist, according to traditions of a legendary race, and they are not unheard of in scientific literature.
Other “giants” may be easily located, such as Robert Wadlow, the “Alton Giant,” who is credited with being the tallest person in recorded history. Wadlow was born in Alton, Illinois, in 1918 and stood 8’11” (2.72 meters) tall at the time of his death.
The skeleton of Charles Byrne, dubbed “The Irish Giant,” is currently on exhibit as an example of contemporary gigantism at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London. His skeletal measurements put him at around 2 meters and 7 inches in height.
Varna, Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast city with an old culture and civilization dating back over 7,000 years, discovered ancient bones earlier this year. The narrator suggested the bones belonged to “a tall individual” while describing them.
Because of multiple occasions when people or organizations have been referred to as “giants” throughout history, we may presume that the ancients had a notion of “giants.”
According to Dement, the results of the alleged Freie University research would be released a year later. Dement is claimed to be examining DNA samples from Shuar populations in the area to determine if they match the skeletal remains discovered at the excavation site.
Because of the individuals that lived there hundreds of years ago and how they interacted with the Shuar and Achuar people, numerous stories and beliefs about Ecuadorian giants have been passed down through the generations.