In eastern China, Graveyard of “giants” has been discovered by archaeologists buried 5,000 years ago.
Bones of men have been discovered in Jiaojia village near Jinan city in Shandong province would have towered above many of their contemporaries.
Most of the dead bodies discovered in the graveyard measured 1.8 meters, which are 5 ft 11 inches tall and would have seemed like giants to the average people 5,000 years ago.
One of the men dead body buried in graveyard measured 1.9 meters long, which becomes 6 ft 3 inches tall making him a giant of this graveyard.
Fang Hui, head of Shandong University’s school of history and culture, told China Daily, “This is just based on the bone structure. If he was a living person his height would certainly exceed 1.9 meters”.
According to archeologists, their large tomb tells they were likely considered powerful, had high status in their social life and access to better food than the average person.
But the question is what made them so tall, Fang Hui explained “Already agricultural at that time, people had diverse and rich food resources and thus their physique changed”.
Today, an average height of a man aged 18 in the region is 1.753 meters mean 5ft and 9 inches tall which is higher than the national average of 1.72 meters.
There are a number of artifacts discovered by archaeologists at the site from the Longshan Culture, renowned for its eggshell black pottery, from the Neolithic period.
According to China report, they began digging the ruins of 104 houses, 20 sacrificial pits and 2015 graves in the village last year.