Judged by the height of the doorframes he built, medieval man was assumed to be vertically challenged.
But after examining the bones of those who lived in the Middle Ages, scientists have discovered a much bigger truth.
Evidence gathered from 3,000 skeletons reveals that human height has varied little over the past 1,000 years.
From the 10th century through to the 19th, the average height of adult men was 5ft 7in or 170cm – just 2in below today’s average.
Women were an average of 5ft 2in or 158cm – just over an inch shorter than today.
Is it just another measurement?
Being “petite” myself..I remember hearing this quite a bit in school.
“Line up kids from shortest to tallest!” Hmmmmmm.
Guess who was always first in line. Heh.
Were you ever teased bout being “too short or too tall”?
Do you have a preference for height in others?
Sooooooo, sweet friends……..Are you comfortable with your height?
Happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length.
There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their numbers than the greatness of a man is by his height.
I failed to make the chess team because of my height.
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