First description of the Cro-Magnon 1 endocast and study of brain variation and evolution in anatomically modern Homo sapiens

  title={First description of the Cro-Magnon 1 endocast and study of brain variation and evolution in anatomically modern Homo sapiens},
  author={A. Balzeau and D. Grimaud-Herv{\'e} and F. D{\'e}troit and R. Holloway and B. Comb{\`e}s and S. Prima},
  journal={Bulletins et m{\'e}moires de la Soci{\'e}t{\'e} d'anthropologie de Paris},
Paleoneurology is an important research field for studies of human evolution. Variations in the size and shape of the endocranium are a useful means of distinguishing between different hominin species, while brain asymmetry is related to behaviour and cognitive capacities. The evolution of the hominin brain is well documented and substantial literature has been produced on this topic, mostly from studies of endocranial casts, or endocasts. However, we have only little information about… Expand
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