Endocranial volume of Australopithecus africanus: new CT-based estimates and the effects of missing data and small sample size.

@article{Neubauer2012EndocranialVO,
  title={Endocranial volume of Australopithecus africanus: new CT-based estimates and the effects of missing data and small sample size.},
  author={Simon Neubauer and Philipp Gunz and Gerhard W. Weber and Jean-Jacques Hublin},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  year={2012},
  volume={62 4},
  pages={498-510}
}
Estimation of endocranial volume in Australopithecus africanus is important in interpreting early hominin brain evolution. However, the number of individuals available for investigation is limited and most of these fossils are, to some degree, incomplete and/or distorted. Uncertainties of the required reconstruction ('missing data uncertainty') and the small sample size ('small sample uncertainty') both potentially bias estimates of the average and within-group variation of endocranial volume… CONTINUE READING

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