Homo gardarensis

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Homo gardarensis was the name mistakenly given to partial remains found in a burial at Garðar, Greenland in a 12th-century Norse settlement. Original statements compared the remains to Homo heidelbergensis but this identification was subsequently disproven. The bones were classified as the remains of a contemporary human who suffered from acromegaly[1], and put away at Panum Institute in Copenhagen.


  1. ^ George M. Eberhart (1 January 2002). Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology. ABC-CLIO. p. 535. ISBN 978-1-57607-283-7. 

External links[edit]

  • Kjærgaard, P. C. (2014). "Inventing Homo gardarensis: Prestige, Pressure, and Human Evolution in Interwar Scandinavia". Science in Context 27 (2): 359. doi:10.1017/S0269889714000106.  edit