Beyond the Cephalic Index

  title={Beyond the Cephalic Index},
  author={Perrin Selcer},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={S173 - S184}
  • Perrin Selcer
  • Published 30 November 2011
  • Education
  • Current Anthropology
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