Sphenoid shortening and the evolution of modern human cranial shape

@article{Lieberman1998SphenoidSA,
  title={Sphenoid shortening and the evolution of modern human cranial shape},
  author={Daniel E. Lieberman},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1998},
  volume={393},
  pages={158-162}
}
  • D. Lieberman
  • Published 14 May 1998
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature
Crania of ‘anatomically modern’ Homo sapiens from the Holocene and Upper Pleistocene epochs differ from those of other Homo taxa, including Neanderthals, by only a few features. These include a globular braincase, a vertical forehead, a dimunitive browridge, a canine fossa and a pronounced chin. Humans are also unique among mammals in lacking facial projection: the face of the adult H. sapiens lies almost entirely beneath the anterior cranial fossa, whereas the face in all other adult mammals… 

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