Fossil Proboscidians and Myths of Giant MenTransactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences and Affiliated Societies
Date of this Version1-1-1984
AbstractThe 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 InformationJames L. Hayward. "Fossil Proboscidians and Myths of Giant Men" (1984)
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