craniometer

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craniometer

[‚krā·nē′am·əd·ər]
(anthropology)
An instrument used to measure a skull.
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On the basis of a standard craniometrical analysis of Brazilian Lagoa Santa samples, including a comparison with late prehistoric and modern Amerindian material, it has been suggested that cranial variation in the Americas reveals two different patterns termed Paleoamerican and Amerindian, and that both patterns could be traced back to separate migrations originated at different geographic locations and time points (Neves and Hubbe 2005).
Despite this, Casinos and Ocana (1979) claimed that the clinal variation in the populations of Inia geoffrensis, based on craniometrical studies were not in agreement with the existence of two species and in fact supported the hypothesis of the existence of only one species with three different subspecies.