Monthly Archives: July 2014

Estimating stature of giants from long bones

Estimating stature of giants from long bones, femur and tibia lengths will often severely under-estimate actual stature using the standard anthropological regression models for tibia, femur — inaccurate for tall or very tall persons, routinely underestimating stature by 6 inches … Continue reading

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Portland, Oregon urban canopy height assesment # 2

Metro Region has an interesting feature on their website’s GIS mapping portal. What appears to be LiDar, or some sort of topographical feature overlay with building footprints and tree impressions, are modeled in their BASE RLIS layer map. Using this … Continue reading

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Bronze Age Giants: Kurgan warriors of Russia & Asia 7 feet tall

Update: 01/07/2015. More 2-meter tall skeletons unearthed in Kazakhstan, and Russia in the past few months! Some Kurgan Mounds, over 2,500 years old which are currently being excavated in Kazakhstan where the average height of men is over 1.80 meters … Continue reading

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Notes: Indirect methods of estimating height, weight, and volume of persons.

Human Ratios 2.0; Linear & Circumferential Proportions and their Experimental (Approximate!) correlative measures, and further volumetric extrapolations and possible significance….maybe sort of, kind of..! — M.E. Notes, 3/28/15. Chest circumference = ~2x femur length, ~2x Shoulder width, ~2x Cubit length, & ~3x Bicep circumference. Waist circumference = ~2x … Continue reading

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