I started on this puzzle myself with a scant handful of nineteenth century reports and soon concluded that the giants were part and parcel of the global atlantean copper trade empire. It was not an empire as we understand it but very much a trade factory system not unlike what the British also constructed for much the same reasons.
The claims for dominance made here may have some reality although i do not see it as necessary. Again we are imposing our understanding onto the Bronze Age world. Recall though that the bulk of this world did subside along both the mid Atlantic ridge and along the Cuban Ridge taking with it lands the size of Ireland, France, Britain and Japan at least and possibly substantial parts of the Gulf attached to the continent.
This may have happened at one time or possibly in stages. Whatever happened, it all came to an end in and around 1159 BC. After that we only have local survivals and these are greatly weakened.
What this book does is reassemble all the work done in the nineteenth century before scholarship chose to simply ignore it all and to sit on the evidence. It is very welcome and it even pushes back Lake superior copper mining an additional thee thousand years. Thus it is reasonable that global copper trade actually operated as early as 6000 BC and this leaves ample room for the culture to grow globally and to become mature.
We also have extensive reports of script at a number of locations and these need to be revisited with this background in mind.
The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America
By Richard Dewhurst
His new book The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America, meticulously chronicles the missing giant skeletons of one of the Smithsonian’s greatest cover-ups.
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