Indigenous Races of the Earth; Or New Chapters of Ethnological Inquiry Including Monographs of on Special Departments of Philology, Iconography, Cranioscopy, Palaeontology, Pathology, Archaeology, Comparative Geography and Natural

Indigenous Races of the Earth; Or New Chapters of Ethnological Inquiry Including Monographs of on Special Departments of Philology, Iconography, Cranioscopy, Palaeontology, Pathology, Archaeology, Comparative Geography and Natural

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...is ridge-like, with a Blope downward on each side; the cheek-bones are large and deep; the upper margin of the orbits is smooth; and the frontal sinuses are but slightly indicated; the orbits are large, and rather circular; the nasal bones are short and depressed, and the nasal orifice is of remarkable width and extent, as is that of the posterior nares also; the alveolar ridge of the superior maxillary bone projects moderately; the lower jaw is very thick and deep; the posterior angle is rounded, and the base of the ramus arched, so that the posterior angle and the chin do not touch a plane; the basilar process of the occipital bone is less inclined upward than in five or six European skulls examined at the same time: the coronal suture only impinges on the sphenoid bone by a quarter of an inch. From the middle of the occipital condyle to the alveolar ridge between the two middle incisors, the measurement is four inches and three-eighths; the posterior development of the cranium, beyond the middle of the condyle, three inches and three-eighths." Fbejer Islander. Malicolo. Fig. 76 represents the head of a native of Mali-F'g-76. oolo, one of the New Hebrides. As we journey westward toward Australia, we find the human cranial type changing again in the inhabitants of the Vitian Archipelago. A glance at the figures on plate 33 of Dumoutier's Atlas, shows at once that the Vitian skulls differ to some extent from those of the other Polynesian races already noticed. The cranium of the former is more elongated posteriorly, and the maxillary bones are more salient; the forehead is lower and more recedent, so that, viewed in front, the head has less of the pyramidal form. Blanchard has pointed out considerable differences in the dimensions of the...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236643278