Search
Raul Martin/MSF/Getty
Health

The Tallest Men in the World Trace Back to Paleolithic Mammoth Hunters

A prehistoric population of mammoth hunters gave rise to some of the tallest men on the planet, new research suggests.

April 11, 2017
7:01 PM EDT
Stone tools from the Caves of Gargas in France. The tools are from the Upper Paleolithic Gravettian culture, also known as the culture of mammoth hunters. Didier Descouens
Bosnian pro basketball player Mirza Teletovic, who plays for the Milwaukee Bucks. He stands 6 feet 9 inches, and comes from a region that produces the world's tallest men on average. Keith Allixon

close

Learn More