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Fossil Proboscidians and Myths of Giant Men
Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences and Affiliated Societies
  • James L. Hayward, Union College - Lincoln
Date of this Version
1-1-1984
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1984. Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, XII:95-102. Copyright © 1984 Hayward

Abstract
The early history of paleontology is replete with examples of misidentifications of fossils. Teeth and bones of mastodons and mammoths were especially apt to be identified as the remains of antediluvian giants. These fallacies were entertained not only by the uninformed, but also by the intellectual elite. Even today misidentified fossils are sometimes used as "evidence" for the former existence of giants.
Citation Information
James L. Hayward. "Fossil Proboscidians and Myths of Giant Men" (1984)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/james_haywardandrewsedu/2/