|Map I-Wildmen Map|
There is no easy way to catalogue how many native names such beings have accumulated over time. A quick count of the listings from George Eberhart's Mysterious Creatures indicates there are easily 200 or more entries on them, including their giant and pygmy forms. That of course does not mean to imply there are 200 or more types of creatures running around: far from it, there seems to be only one species represented and that one species is most likely our own species, especially if the bulk of them are Neanderthaloid or Heidelburgers and either one of those categories are counted as subspecies of Homo sapiens. The burden of proof is now on the ones who want to say that such forms of fossil men are really "Not human" and show that to the general satisfaction of everybody else, in terms that are acceptable to all experts. (Such things as proving their brains are too small to count as human or they have no thumbs would be acceptable criteria: saying they are "Too hairy" is NOT an acceptable argument.)
|Map II-Sasquatches and Australopithecines Map|
|Map III-Unknown Apes Map|
Two views of Sivapithecus
Best Wishes, Dale D.