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 with 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. 
  • Loren Coleman; Patrick Huyghe (1999). Field Guide To Bigfoot, Yeti, & Other Mystery Primates Worldwide. Harper Perennial. pp. 22–23. ISBN 978-0380802630. 

External links[edit]

  • Kjærgaard, P. C. (2014). "Inventing Homo gardarensis: Prestige, Pressure, and Human Evolution in Interwar Scandinavia". Science in Context. 27 (2): 359–83. doi:10.1017/S0269889714000106. PMID 24941795.