|pronounced trapezius with relatively high attachment on the skull (photo: Dr. Jeff Meldrum)|
There are so many questions that may never be answered. What does a fox say? Where do laps go when we stand up? Why are bigfoots described without necks? We got a great suggestion for the third question.
In a previous post (See: A Life Size 3D Sasquatch Skeleton Shines Light on Sasquatch Posture) we talked about how the no-neck description of a sasquatch is almost an optical illusion. We were able to reach out to Dr. Jeff Meldrum to get further details on how the neck gets obscured.
Dr. Meldrum sent us this response.
Many eyewitnesses describe the sasquatch as having no neck, with the head apparently sitting squarely on the shoulders. Naturally, the sasquatch has a neck consisting of seven cervical vertebrae just like any other primate. What became obvious, as seen in the attached perspective, the combination of the attachment of the vertebral column beneath a small braincase with a flat face and massive deep jaws, appears to obscure the neck, especially when combined with the pronounced trapezius with relatively high attachment on the skull, while flaring to span very broad shoulders. This in comparison to the large brain case combined with small jaws and trapezius development associated with the human skeleton.
|Posture comparison of human and hypothetical facsimile of sasquatch skeleton (photo: Dr. Jeff Meldrum)|