29 October 2015

Review: The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America: The Missing Skeletons and the Great Smithsonian Cover-Up (Richard J. Dewhurst)

The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America: The Missing Skeletons and the Great Smithsonian Cover-Up The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America: The Missing Skeletons and the Great Smithsonian Cover-Up by Richard J. Dewhurst
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There was a lot more in this book than I had assumed. For the most part, this whole book is story after story, news clip after news clip, historical document after document, giving testimony to just find after find of "giants" amount the "mound people." These mound people being inhabitants of the North American continent way before the American Indians.

The stories of these findings are so many, it is near impossible to try to ignore them or pass them all off as just a bunch of hoax stories. The evidence is just too overwhelming. Sadly, most in the American (and world) public arena have no clue such history exists. Aside from just the giants found, the thousands of average size people at the same time seemed to have more advanced systems of town life than we might assume.

The bulk of the stories are from the last 150-200 years, so we're not talking ancient history and myths, we're talking reported accounts of these things being uncovered just in the times since Englishmen came to this continent and started digging and plowing things up. I was just overwhelmed by the amount of data contained here.

The author does propagate the idea of these people and findings as being here as long as 10,000 or more years ago, which would seem to speak against the common Christian thought on timing (as the book comes from a Christian stand point), which was a little odd I thought. A lot of the dates appear to be based on carbon dating of items, which from what I understand is quite a flawed and assumptive method of dating, but none of that is discussed in any detail at all.

Regardless of the accuracy or methods of dating, we are still left with an overwhelming amount of evidence for a pre-Indian tribe of cultured people in the Americas, with a general height of 5.5 feet, but among whom lived some people of much taller height, averaging from 6.5 to 8+ in height. Many of the buries of these giants give evidence that in life they were leaders and/or highly esteemed.

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