Pre-Historic Remains of Caithness. with Notes on the Human Remains, by T.H. Huxley

Pre-Historic Remains of Caithness. with Notes on the Human Remains, by T.H. Huxley

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...of the pelvis is, as nearly as I can judge from measurement of the specimen, 4.6 in.--the figure making this diameter slightly too small. The oblique diameter is equal to the transverse. The promontory of the sacrum is broken away, whence the precise ascertainment of the antero-posterior diameter becomes impossible, but it cannot have exceeded 3.8 in. The sacrum is markedly concave forwards, the pubic angles acute, the descending rami of the pubis are straight and not arcuated, and the true pelvis is deep. In fact, this is a well marked male pelvis differing in no important respect from the ordinary pelvis of the European male, though it is rather smaller than the average. From the measurements of the sacrum and those of the acetabulum, I conceive that the stature of No. 7 must have been below, rather than above, the middle height, perhaps five feet four or five inches. 2. The Bones marked No. 8. The skull is orthocephalic, the cephalic index being 0.76. The calvaria is remarkable for the projection of the supraciliary ridges, caused by the great development of the frontal sinuses, the prominences formed by which are separated by but a very slight median depression. The forebead is low, narrow and receding, and the median contour of the skull slopes from it, gradually upwards, towards the vertex. The occipital spine is very strong, curved, and prominent, and the cerebellar region below it, strongly convex downwards. The supra-auditory ridge and the mastoid processes are very strong, and the styloid processes seem to have been no less so. Tbe norma verticalis (fig. 10) sbows that the skull is narrower in the frontal region and widens out towards the parietal tuberosities. Tbe sagittal and lambdoidal sutures are open throughout; the coronal is open...show more

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