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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by teleon, Jul 6, 2020.
Did they play golf?
man, great story! I love churchill county... I think 6'2" would be a 'giant' back then (thinking of Lincoln being considered a giant by many at 6'4") it is rare for a news story to take that kind of time to talk about... I'm planning a visit!
Yeah, as @getbent alluded to is the perspective of how tall is considered a "giant" back in time. It only takes a visit to a museum with furniture built just a few hundred years ago for the early european settler in North America to get some idea how short the common person was in comparison to today. It is a good local interest story, but that greater area has lots of fascinating native history to pursue.
yup. I spent my wayward youth as a student at William and Mary and I can say, my 6'3" frame barely fit through many doorways in the historic section. Where I lived, on Scotland Street, was not designed for 'modern size'... the stories about cannibalism kind of make sense too... more protein = bigger... so, probs.
I saw a random YouTube video a while back that spoke of the progression of human height, generally increasing over history. Yep, pockets of shorter people, and pockets of taller people, but on average... we are increasing in height.
and yet, gravity, its always bringing me down....
According to current archeology research:
Yes....our height has increased over time.
The Pharoah Sanakht: "At six feet 1.6 inches tall, Sanakht dwarfed those around him, with the average height for men 4,700-years ago being five feet six inches."
I think archaeo-consensus is the same even for the Roman period in the 4th century BC.
Even at only a mere 6'1" it may have been 'gigantism' in that era.
Just thought I'd throw that out....my excuse for manifesting my deep interest in ancient history.
A good day to all.....
Reported by George Knapp--the same guy who hung on the coattails of Bob Lazar and sells Skinwalker Ranch snake oil. Right.
Nevada is a beautiful place; I've been there many times and love it.
But don't say "ne-VODD-a" around a native. They'll skin ya alive!