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cranium:

see skullskull,
the skeletal structure of the head, composed of the facial and cranial bones. The skull houses and protects the brain and most of the chief sense organs; i.e., the eyes, ears, nose, and tongue.
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cranium

[′krā·nē·əm]
(anatomy)
That portion of the skull enclosing the brain. Also known as braincase.

cranium

1. the skull of a vertebrate
2. the part of the skull that encloses the brain
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Analyses of bony grooves on the inside of fossilized hominid crania, performed by Falk and several other investigators (NS: 7/2/83, p.
Simon Neubauer, Jean-Jacques Hublin and Philipp Gunz from Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPIEA), Germany, created virtual imprints of the internal structure of the crania.
At the Neolithic site of Catalhoyuk in Central Anatolia, the collection, curation, and re-deposition of crania and skulls, in addition to elements of the infracranial skeleton, is observed in a variety of archaeological contexts.
The cranium found in situ was facing west and was situated in the center of the feature with sufficient space on either side to easily accommodate the two crania later found on the surface.
Although some superficial similarities were found between fossil, LB1, and pathological modern human crania, additional features linked LB1exclusively with fossil Homo.
Crania Americana (1839), Morton's most important work, contains descriptions and illustrations of two families of the American race.
Since that initial publication, a number of other terminal Pleistocene and early Holocene crania have been found in Australia and our appreciation of variation in those populations has improved considerably.
The fossilized crania of three hominids -- two adults and one child -- and skull pieces and teeth from seven other individuals found in Herto are believed to be about 60,000 years older than the fossils considered until now to have been the most aged modern human remains.
As shown in Table 2, all of the 37 crania that the authors estimated to represent females were also classified as females by both the Howells and Forensic Data Bank options.
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One has two heads, another two crania and one face, another's torso dwindles into a fishtaillike flap of skin, another has one half-formed eye in mid forehead.