Obstetric implications of neanderthal robusticity and bone density

@article{Friedlander1994ObstetricIO,
  title={Obstetric implications of neanderthal robusticity and bone density},
  author={Nancylee J. Friedlander and David K. Jordan},
  journal={Human Evolution},
  year={1994},
  volume={9},
  pages={331-342}
}
Neanderthal pelvic morphology is not well understood, despite the recent find and analysis of the Kebara 2 pelvis. Many of the proposed hypotheses focus on the possible need for a larger birth canal. A previously unexplored aspect involves possible direct obstetric implications of bone robusticity and density. These characteristics ocan affect obstetrics in modern humans, especially the molding of the neonate's head during parturition: engineering studies have shown that denser neonate cranial… 
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