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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2017 2:39 p.m. PST

"They¡¯re being called ¡°giants,¡± because headlines and hyperbole would be lost without each other, but in fact the late Neolithic skeletal remains discovered by archaeologists in Shandong, eastern China, are more accurately described as having belonged to men of greater than average height. Some of them are very tall even by modern standards, and markedly exceed the current average height for an adult man in Shandong.

Measurements of bones from graves in Shandong Province show the height of at least one man to have reached 1.9 meters [6¡¯3¡å] with quite a few at 1.8 meters [5¡¯11¡±] or taller.

¡°This is just based on the bone structure. If he was a living person, his height would certainly exceed 1.9 meters,¡± said Fang Hui, head of Shandong University¡¯s school of history and culture.

The average height for an adult man in Shandong in 2015 was 5¡¯9¡å, which beats the national average by an inch. Indeed, Shandong residents pride themselves on being taller than their compatriots, and have done so for a long time. The philosopher Confucius (551 B.C. ¨C 479 B.C.) was born in what is now Qufu, in southwestern Shandong, and he was reputedly 6¡¯3….."
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2017 9:24 a.m. PST

So, one inch taller is "very tall"?

Lol. No wonder people can't take news seriously any longer.

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2017 9:38 a.m. PST

(smile)


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