This unique skull type is only found in several places in the world. It is most noted for the flattened back of the head. This type of skull has been found in the Biblical Lands, England and the Ohio Valley. Each of these locations were known for their conical burial mounds surrounded by a ditch that also contained the remains of a tall race of men. In the Bible they were known as the Nephilim and the Anakim.
Who Were the Anak?
- Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, The people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there.
- The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims;
- Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites call them Emims.
- A people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the LORD destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead:
- A people great and tall, the children of the Anakims, whom thou knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can stand before the children of Anak!
- And at that time came Joshua, and cut off the Anakims from the mountains, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the mountains of Judah, and from all the mountains of Israel: Joshua destroyed them utterly with their cities.
- There was none of the Anakims left in the land of the children of Israel: only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, there remained.
- Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD said.
- And the name of Hebron before was Kirjath-arba; which Arba was a great man among the Anakims. And the land had rest from war.