One of several interesting photos he found in Ralph Glidden's journal at the Catalina Island museum. I exam...ined the photo for the past few weeks, and based on my estimates the skeleton may have belonged to someone between 7-1/2 and 8-1/2 feet tall using the known reference points, Mr. Glidden 5 ft 8, 2 shovels approx. 5 ft tall, a 3 ft pickaxe, and a ten foot wide three feet deep trench. I created several 3 dimensional grids with the reference points to approximate the distance, and size of the skeleton and bones. Glidden is standing about 30% further away from the skeleton.
I was curious if anyone else has been able to get the same estimates as I?
However, I do not find it surprising that Glidden documents at least 2 over 8 feet tall skeletons in his journal, in addition to many over 7 feet tall skeletons he mentions in various newspaper reports in the 1920's and 30's. Other archaeologists aside from Glidden also had reportedly unearthed skeletons taller than 7 feet on the channel Islands, so I find it all very interesting.