Quantitative analysis of Neanderthal temporal bone morphology using three-dimensional geometric morphometrics.

@article{Harvati2003QuantitativeAO,
  title={Quantitative analysis of Neanderthal temporal bone morphology using three-dimensional geometric morphometrics.},
  author={Katerina Harvati},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2003},
  volume={120 4},
  pages={323-38}
}
The temporal bone is the location of several traits thought to differentiate Neanderthals from modern humans, including some proposed Neanderthal-derived traits. Most of these, however, are difficult to measure and are usually described qualitatively. This study applied the techniques of geometric morphometrics to the complex morphology of the temporal bone, in order to quantify the differences observed between Neanderthal and modern human anatomy. Two hundred and seventy modern human crania… CONTINUE READING

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