All posts tagged with mandible

Notable: Selection on the human chin

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Notable paper: Pampush, James D. (2015) Selection played a role in the evolution of the human chin. Journal of Human Evolution (in press) doi:10.1016/j.jhev...

A quick start to the skeleton

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In this course, you will be working extensively with skeletal anatomy. The skeleton provides the primary evidence about our evolutionary history. Skeletal ev...

Mandibles of Neandertals and modern humans

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Many of the differences between Neandertals and modern humans can be found in the face and jaw. Neandertals had relatively tall faces, and substantial progna...

Sex and the mandibles of early hominins

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Determining sex from human mandibles (as you will do in another part of this lab) depends on a series of characteristics that tend to differ between male and...

Mandibles and sex

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The mandible can provide important evidence in assessment of sex from skeletal remains. Male mandibles are generally heavier and larger than female mandibles...

Bones of the cranium from the front

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The cranium includes all the bones of the head. Altogether, there are 26 cranial bones plus the mandible. Except for the mandible, these bones mostly are fus...

Bones of the cranium from below

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TemporalThe lower sides (left and right) of the vault, including the ear opening, or external acoustic porus. OccipitalThe rear and base of the skull, inclu...

Mandibular ramus shape in A. afarensis

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Afarensis returns to a 2007 paper by Yoel Rak and colleagues on the mandibular ramus of Australopithecus afarensis. The post wends its way through the Neande...