The bony labyrinth of Qafzeh 25 Homo sapiens from Israel

  title={The bony labyrinth of Qafzeh 25 Homo sapiens from Israel},
  author={Dany Coutinho-Nogueira and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Coqueugniot and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Santos and Annie Tillier},
  journal={Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences},
The bony labyrinth has received growing attention in the field of human evolution as it is a useful phylogenetic indicator in hominins and is particularly useful for distinguishing anatomically modern humans and Neanderthals. The partial adult skeleton of Qafzeh 25 dated to 92 ± 5 ka B.P. suffers from serious post-mortem taphonomic damage that has limited its anatomical description and metrical analysis. However, the two petrosal bones are preserved and the bony labyrinths are not affected by… 
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