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Manbeast Gait

Tunn11

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A question.

We have at least partial skeletons of many Hominins and Hominids and we have a few footprints and fewer tracks (multiple footprints) We also have footprints and tracks of some manbeasts - and possible films.

Have any direct comparisons been done of the possible gait of any of these fossils with the alleged tracks of assorted manbeasts?

Patty, bigfoot and yeti maybe not valid as we don't have much fossil evidence AFAIK on Gigantopithecus and the mass may make comparison difficult, but what about the smaller manbeasts or relic Neanderthals?

What do we know about the gait of Homo floresiensis as does it compare with reports of Orang Pendek for instance?
 
A question.

We have at least partial skeletons of many Hominins and Hominids and we have a few footprints and fewer tracks (multiple footprints) We also have footprints and tracks of some manbeasts - and possible films.

Have any direct comparisons been done of the possible gait of any of these fossils with the alleged tracks of assorted manbeasts?

Patty, bigfoot and yeti maybe not valid as we don't have much fossil evidence AFAIK on Gigantopithecus and the mass may make comparison difficult, but what about the smaller manbeasts or relic Neanderthals?

What do we know about the gait of Homo floresiensis as does it compare with reports of Orang Pendek for instance?
An excellent question. Some of the almasty tracks found by the Soviet Snowman Commission looked very, very like fossil tracks of Neanderthals. The apperance and behaviour of the almasty suggests something bigger and much more primitive than the Neanderthal but the foot structure is very alike. The tracks of the orang-pendek are clearly those of an ape, with a widely splayed hallux, not at all like fossil hominin prints. It would seem that the orang-pendek is a ground dwelling, upright walking orang-utan species. Homo floresiensis is a hominin rather than an ape. However the orang-kardill, reported from the same Sumatran jungles is said to be quite distinct. It is smaller, less hairy and hunts with bamboo spears. Those who have seen it's tracks say they look like small human tracks. The orang-kardill may be closely related to Homo floresiensis . Very similar creatures are reported from the forested mountains of eastern Flores. It is an area worth firther study.
 
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