Dear Mr. Archaeologist, Why are there Neanderthal skulls in Nebraska?

In “The Encyclopedia of Ancient Giants in North America” I chronicle numerous discoveries of Neanderthal hybrids, many of these were of giants stature. They were unearthed in 23 States, with most of the finds  in Coastal and the Great Lakes region, but with some exceptions in states like Nebraska. Experts from the Smithsonian claimed they resembled Neanderthal.

They were found in both sub surface burials along within burial mounds. In the 1907 Geological Survey of Nebraska it stated, “They are higher in human scale than Neanderthal man, but  lower than the mound builder.” Many of the skulls found within burial mounds across the continent also had this Archaic type skull.”

According to archaeologists and their Berengia Theory, they can’t date earlier than 10,000 B.C.  So, Mr. Archaeologists, just what Native American people were Neanderthal looking 12,000 years ago, or earlier?

Lincoln Daily Star, November 10, 1913
Rare Collection to Medical School
Three Skulls Given to University Branch by Dr. Gilder
Types of Three Races Shown by Relics Found in Nebraska Mounds
(Special to the Star)

Omaha Neb., Nov. 29 – A series of three prehistoric skulls, estimated as ranging from 100 years to at least 20,000 in age, and representing the three races of mankind, which ave lived in the great Missouri Valley since the advent of the human race upon this continent, has just been presented to the new medical college of the University of Nebraska by Dr. R. F. Gilder of Omaha, archaeologist in the field fir the university.

The oldest skull is technically known as “Nebraska Loess Man, No. 8,” and is the eighth skull removed from the burial mound known as the “Long Mound.” this mound is located a few miles above Omaha and from the huge grave, Dr. Gilder removed twelve skulls, all of an order so low as to be scarcely above the ape in intelligence. Scientist made a careful and minute examination and declared that this skull had never been disturbed by man, but had been deposited by nature when the hills were made. Geologists declared that this had taken place at least 20,000 years ago and that the age of this people could not be less than that number of years.

Photo from the Smithsonian of skull number 8.
“Number 8” had almost no forehead at all. There is a supercilliary ridge over each eye as pronounced as the flange of a car wheel, while the back of this ridge the skull slopes to the rear of the head. Nature did not fit this man to be the head of a modern trust company, but he was provided with a head and skull that would shed missiles like a duck’s back turns raindrops. The skulls from this mound have been subject of much interest to archaeologists all over the world and savants from France, Germany, and several other countries have journeyed all the way to Omaha especially to see and study them. Universities in all parts of the world have asked for casts and replicas.
 
Smithsonian Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulleten 33, 1907
 
  
    “They are higher in human scale than Neanderthal man, but  lower than the mound builder.”
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