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NOUVELLES DONNÉES SUR LES CARACTÉRISTIQUES MORPHOLOGIQUES IMMATURES DU CRÂNE CHEZ LES HOMO ERECTUS ASIATIQUES

Abstract : It is critical to be able to recognize the juvenile specimens within the fossil record in order to determine the adult
variability of the different taxa and to approach their ontogenetic and phylogenetic characteristics. Nevertheless, with regard to the Asian fossils assigned to Homo erectus, few cranial remains of juvenile individuals have been unearthed. Furthermore, these individuals are spread over a large chronological duration. Our purpose is to test the validity of the features generally used to estimate the developmental age of these fossils and to convey new information about the juvenile features of the
cephalic skeleton in the species Homo erectus. Our results illustrate that growth standards defi ned for modern humans are not suitable to study the growth and development in Homo erectus. Moreover, the criteria frequently used to determine the development stage in Homo erectus would be barely meaningful. We show that the internal components of the cranial vault
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Antoine Balzeau. NOUVELLES DONNÉES SUR LES CARACTÉRISTIQUES MORPHOLOGIQUES IMMATURES DU CRÂNE CHEZ LES HOMO ERECTUS ASIATIQUES. Bulletins et Mémoires de la Société d'anthropologie de Paris, Springer Verlag, 2007, 19 (3-4), pp.169-185. ⟨10.4000/bmsap.4893⟩. ⟨halshs-00351165⟩

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