"Many of the Creationists sites include the find of a 47 inch femur from Turkey as proof that human giants did exist.
What was this femur? First of all, no reference is provided, nor is any picture of the find - so it is just an internet rumor at this point. At 47 inches, I'd suspect that it is a fossil elephant femur, if it is a femur at all. Miocene and Pliocene fossils are common in Turkey, including a variety of proboscideans.
Note that in most of the the lists Creationists alwasy cut-and-paste, it does NOT say a "human" femur, it just says "femur". So how did the human get into the mix? Well, it's all Kent Hovind's doing. Hovind uses a model made by Joe Taylor, to fit the report of a 47 inch femur. Here is what I posted on the other Forum the first time this report was mentioned:
This is one of Kent Hovind's (currently langusihing in Federal prison on tax fraud conviction) pet examples. Here is the true story of the "bone":
During Part 7 of the Seminar Series Hovind points to the bone and says;
"[...] like this thigh bone here over my head which is from a human which would have been nearly 13 feet tall. [...] That would have been a 13 foot human. Well, if only a fragment of that bone was found nobody would believe it came from a human if they believed in evolution."
There is an interesting story behind this bone.
Firstly, it is not a real bone. Hovind acknowledges this in Part 2 of his video series; "thigh bone replica from a giant skeleton". While it is not uncommon for museums to use replicas for preservation and security reasons, this replica is not based upon an artifact. There is no "giant skeleton". There isn't a single bone. There isn't even a bone fragment.
So where did this "bone" come from? The source is the imagination of Joe Taylor of Mt Blanco Museum. Taylor received a letter claiming large skeletons were found during road construction in Turkey. "