cranial capacity


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cranial capacity

[′krān·ē·əl kə′pas·əd·ē]
(anatomy)
The volume of the cranial cavity.
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Cranial capacity can be calculated as per the formula given below.
Brain Size: The brain size of Homo habilis ranges between 500-800cc and had an increased cranial capacity.
With statistics in hand, cranial capacity ranges from 282 to 454 cm3 in adult chimpanzees, from 350 to 752 cm3 in adult gorillas (Schultz, 1960, 1965), from 400 to 550 cm3 in adult australopithecines, from 510 to 1300 cm3 in adults of earliest Homo, and from 1100 to 2000 cm3 in adults of modern Homo.
We found a positive relationship between absolute latitude and both eye socket size and cranial capacity," lead author Eiluned Pearce told BBC News.
Human cranial capacity ranges from 1200 to 1850 cc's and there is sexual dimorphism, which means that men and women have different skull ridges, lines, palates, orbits and sinuses.
But then I was struck by a group of even more limited cranial capacity.
2004), and use these to ask "How explosive was the growth of cranial capacity in hominids?
Australopithecines have a cranial capacity of around 400-450 cc.
Nor can the mere ratio between cranial capacity and body size account for the distinction.
Living in a time when women were thought to have more limited cranial capacity than men, Enola shows that she can be just as clever and resourceful as her older brother, the world-famous Sherlock Holmes.