Sasquatch: Square or Sloping Shoulders?

Posted by: Ken Gerhard on April 7th, 2017

Just watched an interesting lecture by a paleo-osteologist who specializes in the evolution of shoulders in hominids. It would appear that broad, square shoulders are a fairly recent development in our lineage… and even early Homo erectus (1.8 mya) had sloping shoulders. So, if ‘Patty’ represents an archetypical Sasquatch, does that infer a close relationship to H. sapiens, Neanderthals, Denisovans or Heidelbergensis? Or merely a convergent, derived adaptation?

Ken Gerhard About Ken Gerhard

Ken has investigated reports of mysterious beasts around the world including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabra, giant winged creatures and even werewolves. In addition to appearing in three episodes of the television series Monster Quest (History Channel), Ken is featured in the History Channel special The Real Wolfman, as well as Legend Hunters (Travel Channel/A&E), Paranatural (National Geographic), Ultimate Encounters (truTV) and William Shatner’s Weird or What? (History Television). His credits include multiple appearances on Coast to Coast AM, major news broadcasts and Ireland’s Newstalk radio, as well as being featured in major books and in articles by the Associated Press, Houston Chronicle and Tampa Tribune. Ken is author of the books Big Bird: Modern Sightings of Flying Monsters and A Menagerie of Mysterious Beasts: Encounters with Cryptid Creatures, as well as the co-author of Monsters of Texas (with Nick Redfern) and has contributed to trade publications including Fate Magazine, Animals and Men, The Journal of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club and Bigfoot Times. He currently lectures and exhibits at events across America. Born on Friday the 13th of October, 1967 (exactly one week before the famous Patterson Bigfoot film was shot), Ken has traveled to twenty-six different countries on six continents and most of the United States. An avid adventurer, he has camped along the Amazon, explored the Galapagos, hiked the Australian Outback and has visited many ancient and mysterious sites, from Machu Pichu to Stonehenge.


3 Responses to “Sasquatch: Square or Sloping Shoulders?”

  1. Goodfoot responds:

    Not sure what’s being implied here, but it’s NOT “infer”.

    imply > infer = speaker > hearer

  2. chetvaldes responds:

    Ken,
    could you lose that hat?

  3. NMRNG responds:

    Chetvaldes, your comment about the hat is arguably petty.

    However, I agree 100%. 

    The mini-curled-up-cowboy hat makes a statement.  Its owner wears it not because he simply likes the look, but because he wants attention from people.  Unfortunately, that hat does not invite people to trust or respect its wearer, but instead it shrieks “wannabe” at all who see it who are not themselves personally inclined to wear such a hat.   The average person looking at an individual wearing that hat doesn’t think “That is a respectable scientist who appears to be highly objective,” but rather, they might think ” I could see that person wanting to be believed so badly about this unusual theory that he might do anything to further his cause.”  I believe I have already stated multiple times on this website the importance of  credibility of those involved with cryptozoology.




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