Re: if Bigfoot were real what would it be?

Dan Barnes (
Thu, 12 Sep 1996 13:40:11 GMT

In article <>,
>Hello from a newbie. I was just thinking about what a bigfoot might be,
>if there are any outside of the tabloids of course? Could it be an
>unknown type of ape? Or perhaps somthing from the fosil record thought
>to be extinct but is surviving in some remote areas? Are there any books
>that use real science to address this subject?
> I've always wanted to be a MAD-SCIENTIST
> so far I've accomplished the 1st half.
> Boingee, Boingee, Boingee, NARF!

The two possiblities I've heard of are Gigantopithecus (last fossil, I think, dates
to c. 1 Ma) or Neanderthals (last fossil dated to 30 ka - may have lasted until 27
ka) although you could choose any large extinct hominoid e.g. Ramapithecus,