The Fetal Origin of the Human Chin

  title={The Fetal Origin of the Human Chin},
  author={Michael Coquerelle and Juan Carlos Prados-Frutos and Rosa Rojo and Abby Grace Drake and Jorge Alfonso Murillo-Gonz{\'a}lez and Philipp Mitteroecker},
  journal={Evolutionary Biology},
The chin prominence is a hallmark of the modern human face and bears on its labial surface an inverted-T bony relief. Evolutionarily, whether the human chin is an adaptation for mastication or speech is debated but there is little compelling data supporting either claim. Furthermore, some suggest that the inverted-T relief is more important for phylogenetic inference than the chin prominence. However, there is no evidence for the developmental independence of the inverted-T relief and chin… 
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