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What are the various studies for the height of the man on the Shroud?

The table below shows the results of various studies of the height of the man on the Shroud of Turin.
 

Isabel Piczek, artist specializing in human anatomy. 5'11½" - 6'1"
Fanti, Marinelli, Cagnazzo (tibio-femoral indices calculations) 5'8" - 5'9"
Luigi Gedda (sagittal plane of face applied to anthropometric ratio) 6'0"
Picknett and Prince (simple assumed face to body ratio of 1 to 9) * 6'8" - 6'10"
Picknett and Prince (corrected for proper face to body ratio of 1 to 8) 5'9" - 6'1"

 

* The estimates by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince in their book, Turin Shroud - In Whose Image, are generally considered absurd and founded on illogical face to body ratios.

 

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