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'The dome of thought, the palace of the soul' : interpreting the craniological morphology of ancient and near-contemporary Australian aborigines

Willis, Catherine Jane

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This thesis serves a number of purposes. Broadly, using craniometrics, it examines the biological affinities of most available ancient and near-contemporary Australian Aboriginal cranial remains. Changes in cranial size and shape are among the major manifestations of human evolution (Henneberg & Steyn 1995) and so this skeletal element provides possibly the best biological and morphological information that is available about an individual or population. Little craniometric research has been...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-04-29
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/9906

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