Eyasi 1 and the suprainiac fossa
Version of Record online: 19 SEP 2003
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American Journal of Physical Anthropology
Volume 124, Issue 1, pages 28–32, May 2004
How to Cite
Trinkaus, E. (2004), Eyasi 1 and the suprainiac fossa. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol., 124: 28–32. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.10336
- Issue online: 8 APR 2004
- Version of Record online: 19 SEP 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 APR 2003
- Manuscript Received: 20 NOV 2002
- human paleontology;
A reexamination of Eyasi 1, a later Middle Pleistocene east African neurocranium, reveals the presence of a suite of midoccipital features, including a modest nuchal torus that is limited to the middle half of the bone, the absence of an external occipital protuberance, and a distinct transversely oval suprainiac fossa. These features, and especially the suprainiac fossa, were considered to be uniquely derived for the European and western Asian Neandertals. These observations therefore indicate that these features are not limited to Neandertal lineage specimens, and should be assessed in terms of frequency distributions among later archaic humans. Am J Phys Anthropol, 2003. © 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.