Craniofacial asymmetry in Bedouin adults.

  title={Craniofacial asymmetry in Bedouin adults.},
  author={Israel Hershkovitz and Bernhard Ring and Eugene D Kobyliansky},
  journal={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
  volume={4 1},
The directional and fluctuating asymmetry characteristics of the human skull with reference to demographic and genetic parameters are presented. In addition, the discriminatory ability (in sex, age, and tribal origin) of asymmetry variables was evaluated against a battery of conventional metric measures. Regarding directional asymmetry (DA), the results show that the calvarium exhibits a clear right-sided "excess" and the basal region a left-sided "excess." The DA of traits of the face appears… CONTINUE READING

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