By Alton Higgins
The second picture shows the subject from the left side (Fig. 2). The head appears to sit at a very low position, with the chin clearly located well below shoulder height (cf. Krantz, 1999, p. 150). There is a forward lean of the head and upper torso. The facial profile appears to be quite flat, but specific facial characteristics are unresolved. The left arm looks to be thick, and the subject appears to have a powerful barrel-shaped torso. What could be abdominal muscles are visible, possibly indicating sparse or short hair on that part of the body. The buttocks is prominent, a characteristic of habitual bipedal posture in hominins. What looks to be a muscular thigh is partially revealed through the grass.
In side-by-side comparisons the subject towers over the 1.7 m (68 in) man holding the pole. Extrapolations indicate the possibility of a stature in excess of 2.3 m (7.5 ft). The difference in body mass is substantial. The subject’s massive head appears to be twice the size of the man’s head and represents approximately 18% of its body height (Fig. 3).
The white line is approximately 2.3 m (7.5 ft) high. The red line approximates ground level where the subjects stood, as determined by the height of the man and the jacket-draped pole. Based on the lengths of the black lines in the image, depicting conservative estimates of head and total body heights (30 and 165 pixels, as initially measured), the subject’s head appears to represent 18.2% of height. This differs significantly from typical human ratios, where the head averages about 13% of height.