Human Cranial Variations Based on Different Sets of Measurement Variables
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The Northeast and East Asian populations were analyzed according to four batteries of craniometric characters. The results between the different batteries, however, were less than clear-cut. There are some exceptional cases, which differ from the widely known populational affinities based on many anthropological traits. For example, the Aleut showed a close affinity with not only the other Arctic peoples but also the Ainus. The Ekven, the Iron age ancestors of the Arctic peoples, were isolated from the recent Arctic populations due to their hyperdolichocrany. Selection of measurement variables must be one of the most serious problems in anthropology as the efficacy of discrimination of respective metric variables.
- Anthropological Science (Japanese Series)
Anthropological Science (Japanese Series) 106(1), 41-60, 1998-03
The Anthropological Society of Nippon