We've told you about the guy who discovered the first dinosaur fossil. But bones of long-dead giants have been buried underground for as long as human beings have walked the Earth (and we've spent a fair amount of that time digging, too). So how is it that it took until 1815 to first discover them? The fact is, it didn't — but earlier people who came across prehistoric bones might have wedged them into their myth-ridden understanding of the world. And some of those bones might have even inspired some legends of their own.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas August 1, 2017
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