Science: Giants of Old

Many anthropologists believe that Man developed from a small, feeble ancestor. Gradually he grew bigger until he reached his present peak. But last week Dr. Ralph von Koenigswald, Dutch paleontologist, pressed a new theory. He thinks that Man grew gigantic a million years ago, then shrank to his present size.

Dr. von Koenigswald found in Java before the war a great bank of soft, eroding stone peppered with ancient fossils. He organized a gang of natives to pick up bones after every rain. At last he got a hatful of humanlike fragments.

The oldest were the biggest. From the lowest level came massive...

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