Monday, 10 July 2017

Remains of 5,000-Year-Old 'Giants' Discovered in China

Archaeologists in China have found graves bearing the ancient remains of a 'giant' people buried approximately 5,000 years ago. The bones, uncovered during an excavation in Shandong Province in south-east China, reveal at least one male individual who would have reached 1.9 metres (6 ft, 3 in) in height, along with others measuring 1.8 metres (5 ft, 11 in) tall – making them giants in their time who would have towered over their neolithic contemporaries.

In addition to the human remains and building foundations, archaeologists uncovered pig bones and teeth – suggesting the villagers farmed the animals – along with a range of pottery and jade objects.