Fossil Ursus Reported as Early Man in Louisiana

Andrew A. Arata, Gay L. Harmann


In early 1951, certain Louisiana newspapers carried a story reporting the discovery of "Neanderthal man-an 11 foot tall ancestor of modern man- that lived in North America about 50,000 years ago." (States Times, Baron Rouge, Vol. 109, No. 8, Jan. 9, 1951, page 1; and Morning Advocate, Baron Rouge, Vol. 26, No. 189, Jan. 9, 1951, page 10).

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