'10-foot-tall people' discovered by archaeologists in Nevada cave

By Daniel Walker | April 29, 2024

Exceptional height

The Paiute tribe, ancient inhabitants of Nevada, shared stories of cannibalistic giants known as the Si-Te-Cah who migrated to the Americas from a distant island. 

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According to legend, these giants traveled across the ocean on rafts made of reeds and were renowned for their exceptional height, strength, and cruelty compared to regular humans. In 1911, miners searching for bat guano in a cave near Lovelock, Nevada, stumbled upon peculiar objects. 

Thousands of artifacts

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This discovery led to two official excavations in 1912 and 1924, unearthing thousands of artifacts. Among the remarkable discoveries were the mummies, known as the Lovelock Giants, ranging from 8 to 10 feet tall, as reported by Archaeology World.