International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
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'Vyhnánek L, 1981: Beitrag der röntgenologischen Untersuchung zum Studium der künstlich Deformierten Schädel. Anthropologie (Brno) 19, 2: 143-147'.
X-Ray Contribution to the Study of the Artificially Deformed Skulls. The anthropological study of artificially deformed skulls is often completed by X-ray examination. Ne-vertheless, it happens frequently that this examination has a documentary character only: it is therefore ne-cessary to emphasize several standpoints of the roentgenological evaluation of these skulls. As to the abnormal form of the skulls, the X-ray picture doesn't contribute very much to the anthro¬pological analysis. In the first place it is necessary to draw attention to the importance of the variable thickness of the flat bones (especially of the frontal bone) in the region of applied compression. There is also changed relation between tabula externa and interna, and eventually pathologically changed bone structu¬re. Furthermore, it is necessary to evaluate with great care the base of the skull with the help of metric methods based on the clinical experience. The paranasal (especially frontal) sinuses and their abnormalities in the deformed skulls are the further character needed for precise evaluation. The principles of X-ray examination and evaluation of the artificially deformed skulls are demonstrated in the study of two skulls from Vyškov (Migration Period), Nr. 35 (woman, 20—30 years) and Nr. 42 (wo¬man, 30—40 years).

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