The investigations on which this paper is based have been supported, in part, by grants from the U. S. Public Health Service (HD-00177), Finnish Dental Society and Academy of Finland.
A note on craniofacial sutural growth†
Article first published online: 28 APR 2005
Copyright © 1976 Wiley-Liss, Inc., A Wiley Company
American Journal of Physical Anthropology
Volume 45, Issue 3, pages 511–516, November 1976
How to Cite
Koskinen, L., Isotupa, K. and Koski, K. (1976), A note on craniofacial sutural growth. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol., 45: 511–516. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.1330450312
- Issue published online: 28 APR 2005
- Article first published online: 28 APR 2005
The paper presents and discusses some features of sutural structures. Fibre orientation in sutures seems to be quite variable and associated with minute local growth phenomena. Trabecular patterns in bones, reflecting growth, appear to support the idea of the outside determination of growth. The bevelled and interdigitated structures seen in many sutures may be interpreted as an expedient solution to the problem of fast growth.