cranial capacity


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cra·ni·al ca·pac·i·ty

the cubic content of the cranium obtained by determining the cubage of small shot, seeds, or beads required to fill the cranium.
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Two individuals, working independently, estimated the cranial capacity volume and recorded cranial measurements for each skull.
Certain findings in the defective children of group I and II are similar to that in the normal children of same age group like height, weight, anteroposterior dimension, chest circumference, cranial capacity.
Increased cranial capacity in hominid evolution and preeclampsia.
They are also getting bigger brains, because we found this increase in cranial capacity as well," he stated.
Since Darwin and Wallace, we've learned much about the increase in cranial capacity among hominids over the past 4 million years.
These earliest representatives of Homo are much shorter than modern Homo sapiens but possess a somewhat larger mean cranial capacity than that of the australopithecines, averaging 640 cc (range 590 to about 700 cc).
Unclear as to whether the Boskops belonged to a species separate from our own, Lynch and Granger suggest that, because their brains were nearly 30 percent larger than ours (with an average cranial capacity of 1750 cc), their prefrontal cortices may have measured as much as 53 percent greater.
While there were scientists attempting to prove that the cranial capacity of all humans were the same, the discourse relating cranial size to human intelligence and the capacity for civilization governed scientific circles.
The specimen's cranial capacity is considerably smaller than that of most H.
What they lack in cranial capacity they make up for in dentition; possums have 50 teeth, more than any other land mammal in the U.
Over the past few centuries European pseudo-scientists have defined race by nasal index, eye colour, skin colour, cranial capacity, hair colour, hair texture, and other physical features.