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originally posted by: Lojack
a reply to: Marduk
I've been watching this thread and felt inclined to throw this in after seeing this post. Regarding the tidal wave at 13,000 ft thing: maybe it wasn't at 13,000 ft. Lake Titicaca has the only known freshwater seahorses in the world. Geological upheavals? Just a thought.
One Chapala superciliary arch deserves specific mention due to its large size. Studies by
Solórzano show the bone resembles that in archaic Homo sapiens at Arago, France. In an
unpublished 1990 report, Texas A&M osteologists suggest the brow’s thickness and robustness
are comparable to those of KNM-ER 3733 (African Homo erectus). Our measurements show the
central torus thickness is 13.3, compared with 8.5 mm for KNM-ER 3733; the lateral torus
thickness is 11.5 versus 9.0 mm (Rightmire 1998). Thus for the sake of comparison, the brow is
more like that of Zhoukoudian Skull XI (Asian Homo erectus), with a central torus thickness of
13.2 +/- mm; lateral torus thickness was not measured (Rightmire 1998). Modern brows are too
diminutive to allow these measurements. The brow also shows pneumatization (air pockets)
along its length.
originally posted by: peter vlar
a reply to: punkinworks10
The data showing comparable cranio-morphological features is definitely interesting and I for one would be thrilled beyond comprehension if there was evidence that Erectus or other archaic hominids had made their way to the Americas.