The Upright Ape: A New Origin of the Species

by Aaron G. Filler, MD, PhD

Figure 10-6 Hominiform and Human Body Proportions form Schultz and DaVinci

Figure 10 – 6 The Nature of Humanity

The relative body proportions of the four great hominiforms. Drawings of the apes by Schulz reflect the foot positioning used by DaVinci when he captured the measure of man as described by the roman architect Vitruvius.

Figure credits -

Apes - from: Schultz, A. H. (1933). Die Körporproportionen der erwachsenen catarrhinen Primaten, mit spezieller Berüchsichtigung der Menschenaffen. Anthropologischer Anzeiger 10: 154-85 and Schultz, A. H. (1969). The Life of Primates. New York, Universe Books. Drawings reproduced by permission of Orion publishing and by permission of the Anthropological Institute of the University of Zurich.

Vituvian man - from: Davinci, L. (1492). Canon of Proportions. Academy of Fine Arts, Venice.

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