Ah, the part/whole thing. I was thinking in terms of “incomplete wholes”.

 Ah, the part/whole thing.
I was thinking in terms of “incomplete wholes”.
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Humans, like many things, are composite objects, not simple objects.

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So:
H20 is part of camel but not all of camel.
Arm is part of I but not all of I.
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So what is a “minimal human”? Will this illustration of five body parts illustrating 5 senses be enough?

Are these minimal people consisting of socially decorated heads and shoulders?
I suspect this could be considered a “minimal human”: alive with a head and at least a minimal impression of a face.
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