Medial Mandibular Ramus: Ontogenetic, Idiosyncratic, and Geographic Variation in Recent Homo, Great Apes, and Fossil Hominids

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John and Erica Hedges Limited, 2003 - Social Science - 113 pages
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This specialised and technical contribution to the debate surrounding the anatomical evolution of modern man and variations between Neanderthals and modern humans is based on the analysis of one specific jaw bone, the medial mandibular ramus, and its soft tissue attachments. Sections examine the range of samples available, the results of analysis and comparison, the morphological differences and evolutionary changes observed, the role of tendons and ligaments, and muscle function. Illustrated throughout with examples.

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MATERIALS AND METHODS
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RESULTS OF OBSERVATIONS AND DESCRIPTION OF MEDIAL RAMAL BONY
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Description of bony medial ramus anatomy and related soft tissues in ontogenetic samples
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