|The Tennessee alleged Sasquatch sketch, based off of eyewitness reports|
|Paranthropus reconstruction and skulls. All exhibit large brow ridges, prominent sagittal crests, and wide cheekbones.|
Since the Tennessee full body sketch allowed us to have a view of the teeth of an alleged Sasquatch, I wondered if the sketch could hint at the animal's identity. Intriguingly, the Tennessee sketch is further similar to the Smeja sketch in the way that it also resembles a robust australopithecine. The evidence which has been documented points to Sasquatch being nonhuman apes, which generally have projecting canines. However, Paranthropus (which is considered an early hominin, but anthropologists do classify them as bipedal apes) were nonhuman apes which did not have this feature. As noted above, the teeth of the alleged Tennessee Sasquatch do not exhibit projection of canines which is seen in the known apes, but rather have a similarity to the heavy chewing teeth of Paranthropus (and also Gigantopithecus). The diagram below illustrates that Paranthropus and Gigantopithecus had non-projecting canines (which allowed them to chew coarse and tough foods) unlike most modern nonhuman apes. The simple feature of teeth in a detailed sketch which is allegedly of a Sasquatch can point to its identity, which we will now explore.
|A close up of the sketched face|
|A comparison between two skulls of durophagous apes (Gigantopithecus and Paranthropus) compared to the skull of a modern gorilla. Notice the projection of canines on the gorilla skull.|
|A comparison between a Paranthropus boisei skull and the face of the Patterson Film wood ape|
|Overlay by Bill Munns shows that a Paranthropus boisei skull is extremely similar to the head of the Patterson wood ape. Also notice that the wood ape's face is flat and it has a sloping forehead and sagittal crest.|
Wood ape hand and kuckle prints show a thumb which is less mobile than a human's and much more similar to a nonhuman ape's thumb. Could Paranthropus boisei have also had this thumb anatomy?
|A map diagram depicting the possibile dispersal of Paranthropus into North America. Please click to enlarge.|
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