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Variation in paranasal pneumatisation between Mid-Late Pleistocene hominins

Buck, LT, Stringer, CB, MacLarnon, AM and Rae, TC (2019) Variation in paranasal pneumatisation between Mid-Late Pleistocene hominins. Bulletins et mémoires de la Société d’anthropologie de Paris, 31 (1-2). pp. 14-33. ISSN 0037-8984

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Abstract

There is considerable variation in mid-late Pleistocene hominin paranasal sinuses, and in some taxa distinctive craniofacial shape has been linked to sinus size. Extreme frontal sinus size has been reported in mid-Pleistocene specimens often classified as Homo heidelbergensis, and Neanderthal sinuses are said to be distinctively large, explaining diagnostic Neanderthal facial shape. Here, the sinuses of fossil hominins attributed to several mid-late Pleistocene taxa were compared to those of recent H. sapiens. The sinuses were investigated to clarify differences in the extent of pneumatisation within this group and the relationship between sinus size and craniofacial variation in hominins from this time period. Frontal and maxillary sinus volumes were measured from CT data, and geometric morphometric methods were used to identify and analyse shape variables associated with sinus volume. Some mid …

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Bulletins et mémoires de la Société d’anthropologie de Paris. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3166/bmsap-2019-0056
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Q Science > QM Human anatomy
Q Science > QP Physiology
Divisions: Biological & Environmental Sciences (new Sep 19)
Publisher: Springer
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2020 10:38
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2020 10:45
DOI or Identification number: 10.3166/bmsap-2019-0056
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12620

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