Monday, October 19, 2009

Patty's Cheeks

If you will look at the image on the left which is my rendering of one of the Patterson images, you can see that she has high cheek bones. Apes do not have cheek bones. Apes have their jaw muscles attached to a crest of bone along the top of the head. Humans have their jaw muscles attached to the temples. As a consequence, the bridge of bone which these muscles pass under is placed more forward in a human than an ape. This bridge is attached at the cheek bone. This causes the human cheek bones to stand out more. This indicates to me that the Patterson creature does not have a real sagittal crest and and is closely related to humanity.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mr. Mayes. You have some interesting articles on this blog, and I've been enjoying perusing it. However, I wanted to point out that the appearance of the Patterson Film animal's cheek bones are exactly what you'd expect in a great ape (remember that humans are great apes too, as we are classified with the extant apes under Hominidae) which is adapted for chewing tough foods. The region of the animal's jawbone which flares outward indicates the region at the angle of the jaw where the masseter muscles attach. In a large animal with a heavy jawbone, the area of attachment flares outward, as seen in the Patterson Film and other hominids such as male gorillas and Paranthropus boisei.


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