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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.

Published On 04/11/2017
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