British anthropologist, Russell Dement, has been searching for giants in the Amazon for some time now. After recently excavating two settlements in the Ecuador and Peru region of the Amazon, he found what he was looking for. The settlement contained a half-dozen skeletons ranging from 7 to 8 feet.
The find in and of itself is not all that rare. In fact, there have been similar finds all over the US. However, scientists estimate the United States burial sites that contained giant skeletons were thousands of years old– whereas, the excavation of the Amazon region suggests the giants lived much more recently than that, dating back to early 1400’s to mid 1500’s. “We are very early in our research and I am only able to provide a general overview of what we have found,” he said. “I don’t want to make claims based on speculation since our work is ongoing. Because of the size of the skeletons, this has both anthropological and medical implications.”
Dement’s interest in the race of giant Amazonians first peaked 25 years ago when he was studying two indigenous Amazon communities, the Shuar and Achuar. “The elders in the communities tell a story about very tall, pale-skinned people who used to live nearby,” he says. “They described them as peaceful, gentle people who were always welcomed in their villages.”. There are many oral traditions about giants from indigenous people throughout the world and for the most part they describe their detriment in the same ways as the Shuar and Achuar.
“There are quite a few references to the giants in the scientific literature,” says Dement, “but because the Shuar insist that they belonged to the ‘spirit world’ it was always assumed that they were legend and not fact.”
However, Dement heard many different indigenous Amazonians recite similar oral traditions about a giant race of humans, which made him keep looking. “Because the stories were so similar and because I heard them so frequently no matter where I worked, I’ve always thought there might be something to them.”
Then, in December of 2013, he got the big break that would allow him to prove the giants actually lived and were not just myths.
Flooding in the area exposed some bones from a giant skeleton that were found by a tribesman that Dement had befriended. After getting a call from his friend explaining what he had found, Dement quickly returned to the area and was able to unearth the rest of the skeleton of a 7 foot 4 inch tall, 600 year old female.
Within 2 months, Dement was able to get four researchers and funding for the rest of the excavation from the Freie Universität in Berlin. “Even though I had been working with Freie for many years, I was concerned that they might not give a grant for someone looking for giants,” says Dement. “To outsiders, especially scientists, I understand this sounds a little hair-brained.”.
Over the next six months the team unearthed four more complete skeletons and two other partial skeletons at this site. Shuarian tribesmen also helped them find another settlement 20 miles away where they found 2more skeletons that dated to around 1550. “The exciting thing about the second site is that it proved that the tribe had been in the area for at least 150 years and probably a lot longer,” says Dement. “It also means that they were both pre-Columbian and post-Columbian, although we’ve found no evidence that they interacted with the Spanish.”.
The primary studies on the six skeletons at the first site indicates they were not normal humans that suffered from gigantism. “The skeletons show no signs of diseases such as the hormonal growth problems that are common in most cases of gigantism,” Dement says. “In all the skeletons, the joints seemed healthy and the lung cavity appeared large. One of the skeletons that we have dated was of a female who was about 60 when she died, much older than typical cases of gigantism.”
The burial sites were quite elaborate, “Bodies were wrapped in leaves that were still partly intact when we excavated them. All the bodies were surrounded by a thick layer of clay, which prevented water intrusion and is probably responsible for the fact that the skeletons are in relatively good condition.”
Dement says he expects the Freie Universität will not finish with their test on the skeletons that they have until about a year from now. After which, he and his team will publish the findings. “Because of the sensational nature of this, we have to be extremely diligent in our research since it will be met with a great deal of skepticism.”
The last part of the quote is very understated and the concern he had expressed earlier in the article regarding getting a grant to look for giants, is not hairbrained at all. We at Unveiling Knowledge call this subject matter Forbidden Archeology for one simple reason; powerful people and organizations want to suppress anything that puts your official history (the history taught in school) into question. Giants clearly fall into this category and suppression is a consistent theme in any article on Forbidden Archeology.
We all need to wish Mr. Dement good luck and hope that his work can break this trend of suppressing history that contradicts the “official” narrative.