41 - Pedro

In the 1930s, two gold prospectors working in the mountains of Wyoming find a mummy of a tiny man only about a foot in height. Does it change everything we know about human evolution in North America? Or is the truth of the matter far more... normal than it appears on the surface?

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Opening music by Kevin MacLeod.

Closing music by Soma.

SOURCES

“A race of pygmies,” St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch, May 26, 1896.

“About Mammoth Cave,” Moberly (MO) Monitor-Index, November 22, 1912.

“Did a race of pygmies once live in America?” Milwaukee Sentinel, August 17, 1941.

“Glenrock lease sold,” Casper Star-Tribune, October 22, 1917.

“Pygmy skeleton dug up,” Billings (MT) Weekly Gazette, August 30, 1907.

“Woman scribe believes sex equality overdue,” Clovis (NM) News-Journal, October 20, 1966.

Aufderheide, Arthur. The Scientific Study of Mummies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Clark, Ella E. Indian Legends from the Northern Rockies. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1966.

Schneck, Robert Damon. The President's Vampire. San Antonio: Anomalist Books, 2005.

Yule, Henry, trans. The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian, Concerning the Kingdoms and Marvels of the East (2 vols.). London: John Murray, 1871.

https://www.wyohistory.org/encyclopedia/pedro-mountain-mummy

https://www.sideshowworld.com/110-Mummy/2015/Educational/Mini-Mummy.html

http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/coll/pauling/blood/quotes/s._leonard_wadler.html

http://karlshuker.blogspot.com/2016/06/remembering-pedro-missing-mini-mummy-of.html

http://karlshuker.blogspot.com/2009/04/north-americas-elusive-babyfeet-part-1.html

http://www.badarchaeology.com/out-of-place-artefacts/anomalous-human-remains/the-‘beartooth-highway-molar’/

 

 

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