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braincase

[′brān‚kās]
(anatomy)
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These endocasts approximated the size and shape of brains contained within the braincases, and as Homo sapiens evolved over time, the researchers found a gradual change from an elongated endocranial shape to the more roundish one we have today.
The researchers will look closely for skeletal signs of hybridization in the animals, which might include changes in the shape of the nose and braincase.
In addition, much has been said about braincase size increase during hominid evolution.
Are there ages when, because the braincase is still hardening and necks still thickening, playing organized tackle football should be forbidden?
Opisthocranion (Oc): The most posteriorly protruding point on the back of the braincase.
Braque's still lifes "are about the war precisely by not being about the war," writes Butler in her catalogue essay, which focuses on tokens of mortality, such as Baluster and Skull, 1938, an irreverent memento mori that confronts the viewer with a cavernous, vacant braincase.
The assumption that "brain size led the way" was fueled in part by the fraudulent "Piltdown Man," a man-made "fossil" combining a larger human braincase with an ape jawbone, which would not be exposed as a hoax until 1953.
The braincase has distinctive chimp features but the teeth and face have human characteristics.
General shape: long, with a large braincase and elongated snout