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Artwork:

Make no bones about it we are the original Skeleton Crews and all art work sold by SkeletonCrews.com are original concepts created by Joseph Von Hodges then collaborated with and rendered by crew members Mr. Strange and Thomas Donner in Detroit Mi.

 

Skeleton Crews:

The term skeleton crews is used to indicate short handed staffs, a select group of people performing a highly skilled task or dangerous operation. Used extensively with-in maritimes and in modern times for swing shift, afternoon shift and midnight shift workers.

 

The Eternal Embrace.

A Discovery That Leaves One Only To Imagine. Archaeologists were suddenly quoting lines from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Digging in the Italian village of Valdaro--near the city of Mantua, a setting for the famous Elizabethan tragedy--they uncovered a startling double burial. Dubbed the "Lovers of Valdaro" by the media, the pair were huddled close together, face to face, their arms and legs entwined, seemingly in an eternal embrace. The burial, which dates to the Neolithic period (5000-4000 B.C.), caused an immediate stir among its discoverers. "I am so thrilled at this find," says archaeologist Elena Maria Menotti, who led the excavation. "I have been involved in lots of digs all over Italy, but nothing has excited me as much as this. I've never been so moved, because this is the discovery of something special."

 

Giant Skeletons?
Unfortunately for all of us "Those whom master Photoshop" may distort many truths of our past. So just for fun we dug up some interesting fragments. Keep in mind a man named GOLIATH! Fact or Fiction? You Decide...

In the late 1950´s during road construction in Homs southeast Turkey, Many tombs of Giants were indeed unearthed. These tombs were 4 meters long, and when enterd in 2 cases the human thigh bones were measured to be 47.24 inches in length. They calculated that the person who owned this Femur probably stood at fourteen to sixteen feet tall. A cast of this bone is seen at the Creationist museum in Texas.

Flavius Josephus, the noted Jewish historian of the first century A.D., described the giants as having "bodies so large and countenances so entirely different from other men that they were surprising to the sight and terrible to the hearing." And he adds that in his day, the bones of the giants were still on display!

The earliest records of giants bones findings date before Christ. Here are some of them

  • 600 BC - Sparta finds Orestes' giant bones
  • 500 BC - Kimon discovers giant bones of Thescus
  • 200 BC - Euphorion finds Giant bones in Samos
  • 100 BC - Anteaus's giant bones seen in Morocco
  • A.D. 1 - Augustus's museum of Giant bones in Capri Tiberius reign Orontes' giant bones discovered in Syria
  • A.D. 100 - Ajax's giant bones discovered at Rhoetum Giant bones displayed in Nitria, Egypt
  • A.D. 200 - Solinus describes giant bones in Pallene and Crete
  • A.D. 500 - Giant bones displayed in Constantinople
  • A. Present day modern man which averages about 6-feet tall + or - several inches or more.
  • B. 15-foot human skeleton found in S/E Turkey in late 1950's in the Euphrates valley during road construction. Many tombs containing giants were uncovered here.
  • C. Maximinus Thrax Ceaser of Rome 235-238 A.D. This was an 8' 6" skeleton.
  • D. A 19'6" human skeleton found in 1577 A.D. under an overturned oak tree in the Canton of Lucerne.
  • E. 23-foot tall skeleton found in 1456 A.D. beside a river in Valence, France.
  • F. A 25' 6 " skeleton found in 1613 A.D. near the castle of Chaumont in France. This was claimed to be a nearly complete find.
  • G. Almost beyond comprehension or believability was the find of the two separate 36-foot human remains uncovered by Carthaginians somewhere between 200-600 B.C.

 

Did you know?

BONES ARE LIVING STRUCTURES WITH 5 FUNCTIONS

  • Protect Internal Organs
  • Support The Body
  • Make Blood Cells
  • Store Minerals
  • Provide Muscle Attachment

When you were born you had over 300 bones. As you grew some of these bones began to fuse together and now you have 206 bones.

By the age of 20, the average young person has acquired roughly 98% of his/her skeleton.

You have 14 bones are in your face.

8 bones in each wrist.

23 bones are in each foot including the ankle.

Your bones consist of 50% water and 50 % solid matter.

Your bones give give points of attachment for the muscles so that they may serve as leavers and make movement possible.

The marrow inside bone provides a site for the formation of of blood cells.

Your ribs surround and protect your vital organs like the heart, lungs liver, spleen and kid-neys.

Your tailbone is called the coccyx (pronounced kok'siks)

Your bones have small blood vessels and lymphatic tissue for the maintenance and repair of bone

tissue.

Your skull, a series of fused bones, acts like a hard protective helmet for your brain.

Your vertebrae (bony spinal column) surrounds and protects your spinal cord, which is a complex bundle of nerves.

When there's not enough calcium in the bloodstream, the body attempts to pull calcium from the bones, which thins and weakens them. This causes osteoporosis, which leads to breaks and fractures.

Osteoporosis affects 10 million Americans, mostly women.

 

How old is the oldest human skeleton ever discovered?

VERY VERY VERY OLD...

Scientists recently announced the discovery of the oldest fossil skeleton of a human ancestor. The find reveals that our forebears underwent a previously unknown stage of evolution more than a million years before Lucy, the iconic early human ancestor specimen that walked the Earth 3.2 million years ago. The centerpiece of a treasure trove of new fossils, the skeleton assigned to a species called Ardipithecus ramidus—belonged to a small-brained, 110-pound (50-kilogram) female nicknamed "Ardi."