Palatine torus in the Greenlandic Norse.

  title={Palatine torus in the Greenlandic Norse.},
  author={C M Halffman and G. Richard Scott and Poul Ove Pedersen},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={88 2},
Physical anthropologists have long been intrigued by the distinctive oral tori expressed by the medieval Norse populations of Iceland and Greenland. To assess the temporal and spatial variation of one form of oral tori, palatine torus, observations were made on all available Greenlandic Norse skeletons, as well as on samples of medieval Icelanders and Norwegians. In terms of temporal variation, 12th to 14th century (medieval) Greenlanders from the Eastern and Western settlements exhibited… CONTINUE READING

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