Where the Giants Lived: Evidence of Their Presence

We talk of ancient giants a lot, but some want more proof that such a race of humans existed in our past.

Science is beginning to uncover clues in our very own DNA, as well as fossil finds that may yet yield the name of this race. But, for now, we can look at some extraordinary evidence of a larger cranial capacity, a greater exposure to locations around the world, and the very first civilizations that we may have later wrestled away from them and adopted for purposes other than their original construction intent. 

Ancient aliens theorists often refer to this evidence as signs of visitors from other planets. Rather than go to the extraordinary, let's apply a bit of Occam's Razor and find the most realistic explanation - man of an advanced culture that had a head start on Homo sapiens as worldly globe trotters and go-getters.

We commonly refer to them as "giants" and undoubtedly their size and power was impressive, but to a very short prior man (averaging 5'5" among the Neanderthal), they likely seemed like gods. When I use the term "giant" is filling a spot for an as-of-yet unnamed prior man that our ancestors attributed with power and advancement.

**what I am about to propose are my own conclusions based on looking at a variety of factors, but it is certainly not proven as fact or accepted by the scientific community. As these mysteries remain open, conjecture is up to the individual and their interest and education level to come to conclusions that suit. These are my conclusions I am sharing and the evidence I use to support this viewpoint**

This bracelet (above) is quite finely made for having been carved out 40,000 years ago when our ancestors were barely chasing Pleistocene creatures with arrows. It was made by the Denisovans people.

This fine sewing needle (above) was made 50,000 years ago by the Denisovans. 

We do not have to go far to find a people of large cranial capacity. Neanderthals had 1800 cc brains, whereas Homo sapiens have 1300 cc. 

Today, Homo sapiens carry DNA of both Denisovans and Neanderthal, as well as another as-of-yet unnamed man. Tens of thousands of years ago, we were mixing it up with the "natives" of Europe and Asia. 

We know that a highly intelligent man was wandering around Siberia and Asia before Homo sapiens started venturing out and about. What did these more intelligent people do ahead of us, adapting to different climates and the like, provide us in the way of influence and even DNA, to make us the ruler of the Earth today? 

If they existed, what other forms of man we have not yet identified walked the earth and established itself first? Were were terribly impressed with these people by their size, their intelligence, or perhaps their carnivorous tendencies? In our legends and religious texts, did we empower them with greater-than-true attributes to describe our skirmishes and our victories against "giants"

Let's take a look at what we know of the potential giants (other man) culture and the signs of its presence -  

A Wisconsin tribe's ancestors said some large white people were there mining long ago when they arrived. They said they had magic for mining that included pinging on the stones to know where the metals were located. Large ancient tools were found in these mines. 

Wisconsin: Prospectors of the l850s recalled finding overgrown pits they attributed to earlier mining attempts. William Howenstein, prospecting west of the Brule River in l853, discovered evidence of indigenous mining at the site of the later Percival Mine. There he found, "considerable masses of virgin metal...partly removed from the parent rock with a stone maul." In l865 August Zachau made a similar discovery of "Indian diggings" on his Douglas Range property a few miles south of Superior. The pits were found 30 yards apart on a "vein" alleged to contain good "mineral indications." Zachau reported stone hammers "large and small" around these pits. He brought one such stone hammer to Superior and put it on display for the curious to see. Farther west at Copper Creek indications of indigenous mining was noted in l873 by state geologist Edmund Sweet. Examining bedrock along the stream, Sweet discovered a pit he ascribed to prehistoric miners. Under the soil in the pit's bottom he found several small boulders, some of which apparently had been used as hammer stones. From George Stuntz, who first surveyed much of the region, Sweet learned of similar old pits near Little Manitou Falls, today located inside Pattison State Park. In the debris surrounding these pits Stuntz had found a broken stone hammer. In his report Sweet wrote, "there is...little doubt that this district was 'prospected' by that strange pre-historic people, whose greatest efforts at mining were apparently upon Isle Royale." In l899 and l900 Northwestern University professor Ulysses Sherman Grant inspected and reported upon the copper-bearing rocks of northwest Wisconsin. In his notes Grant recorded some "very ancient" attempts at mining west of the Bois Brule River. Gerald Stowe, a former curator of the Douglas County Historical Museum, also referred to prehistoric mining pits near the Brule. Another historian, Charles Emerson, spoke of ancient pits on the Minong Range. None of these reports, unfortunately, were specific as to exact location nor did they provide further details.

The Menomonie Indians of north Wisconsin possess a legend that speaks about the ancient mines. They described the mines as being worked by “light skinned men”, who were able to identify the mines by throwing magical stones on the ground, which made the ores that contained copper ring like a bell. This practice closely resembles a similar practice that was used in Europe during the Bronze Age. Bronze with a high concentration of tin indeed resonates when a stone is thrown against it. The legend might have confused the start of the process with the result of the process. Even so, S.A. Barnett, the first archaeologist who studied Aztalan, a site near the mines, believed that the miners originated from Europe. His conclusion was largely based on the type of tools that had been used, tools which were not used by the local people.

The Peruvians had a legend of their ancestors dealing with giants who arrived and were able to cut through stone to find water and create wells. (LINK) In present day, ancient wells were discovered there. 

The ancient site of Arkaim in Russia showed canals that were coated in some tar-like substance. This is right in the region where Denisovans remains were found.

The Lost City of Giants in Ecuador (LINK) had stone covered in some substance that survived for thousands of years. 

The DNA of Denisovans traveled down through the Pacific islands and the aborigines of Australia. These seafarers likely found their way to Easter Island where the Rapa Nui spoke of the long-earreds who were there first. And, on to the shores of Peru where they complained of the giants arriving and pillaging. Peru, also being the location of a great deal of elongated skulls among one culture called the Paracas. Were the Denisovans our giants? They might be a good candidate if the size of their molars tells us anything. And where DNA shows up in native cultures, one can establish locations where Homo sapiens came into contact with these prior people. 

Let's look at common features found where giants were reported by the local Native People in their legends and/or evidence of an advanced culture were found including bones of giants unearthed: 

*megalithic structures with tight joints
*signs of astronomical preoccupation
*ancient mining (especially copper) with findings of *ancient giant tools.
*locals performing sacrifices.
*locals elongating children's heads.
*pyramids and mounds.
*caves located above ancient water lines of ancient lakes.
*native glyphs portraying small and large people, especially 6 toes and 6 fingers.
*confluences of major waterways.
*native legends of ancestors' encounters with giants.

*substances to coat and protect stone or canals. 
*coastal natives with more trapezoidal-shaped skulls like the Pacific Islander people.

The Great Orme mines in Wales showed evidence of exceeding large tools and ancient mining and also was in a region that showed evidence of astronomical preoccupation and megalithic structures. 

This "newspaper rock" in Utah portrays 6-toed large prints and small prints with 5 toes. 

6-finger glyph found in Three Rivers, NM

Flathead indian skulls (Pacific Northwest) - mining area

Proto-Nazca (Peru) - mining area

Mayans (mining area)

Cahokia Mounds - Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois Rivers confluence. Mining in the Great Lakes during ancient times, as long ago as 6000 years and the transport location of major waterways makes sense. It makes even more sense when you consider the Karankawa Tribe of the Texas Coastline, that had some unusual skull characteristics and were tall, were found with copper items they said they traded with the people of the North and the mound cultures in the Great Lakes area showed shells from the Gulf Coast region, revealing trading and possibly even interbreeding with Coastal tribes which showed the unusual skull shape among the Pericue and Karankawa.

Sanders Mound, Karankawa Skull, Texas. Obvious os inca bones (interparietal bones) that give an elongated skull appearance. A trait given genetically.

Take notice of how much these mounds looked like what was found in Mexico and Central America. The reasons for this might be that the "natives" in each region came upon the builders of these and the builders of these carried on their traditions of their place of origin. 

This is somewhat like settlers in America building houses that looked like ones in England or German miners in Southwestern Africa building clearly German-designed homes. 

It may not mean the Mayans came to America and influenced building, but that the Original People, another race of humankind, were already here, established, mining, and building megalithic structures. 

Those prior people, upon being killed off and driven out, left the shell of their civilization behind that the "native people" acquired and utilized, perhaps for burial or other purposes, not knowing the original intent of these structures. 

The influences of a possible earlier culture on all of humanity are apparent even today, from the focus on technology to preoccupation with the stars and mining, appeasing the gods, and building impressive structures, canals, and utilizing water transportation.

I hope some of these things I have presented give you reason to want to go out and perform your own research on this subject. I suggest you read the journals of ancient explorers and their first exposure to the native cultures, as well as native legends that tell of their interactions with the giants. Begin to look at maps of where ancient giants are found versus mining regions and major transport waterways - 

giant remains found


copper mining and coastal areas go hand-in-hand. If you were a culture that sought copper, taking to the waterways early would be key.