facial angle


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facial angle

[¦fā·shəl ′aŋ·gəl]
(anthropology)
The angle formed by the union of a line connecting nasion and gnathion with the Frankfort horizontal plane of the head.
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After Darwin, the facial angle theory and research, for example, simply accepted and incorporated the idea of evolution--which itself did not alter the theory that black men were visibly and demonstrably, within the rigors of science, members of an inferior race.
Compared to the exaggerated diagrams used by naturalists to depict the supposedly ape-like facial angle of blacks, the artistic and often beautiful representations of Queen of Sheba would seem to provide Western iconography with much needed, positive images of black people.
The 3-D biometric facial image that is broadcast to law enforcement, media and private sector officials in the early critical hours following an abduction may be rotated on a computer to view a variety of facial angles.