International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2023 (Vols. 1-61)
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'Finnegan M, Mende B, 2001: The Effect of Primary Cultural Deformation on the Frequency of Cranial Non-metric Traits. Anthropologie (Brno) 39, 1: 25-31'.
Forty-two non-metric cranial traits were recorded on 44 normal and 22 culturally deformed crania during the summers of 1995 and 1996. The population samples were excavated, beginning in 1961, from the 5th century Mözs- Icsei dülő cemetery near Szekszárd in the area known as Pannonia dating back to the late Roman period. These materials were analyzed in the Archaeological Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Science. Of special interest was the frequency difference of recorded non-metric cranial traits between "normal" crania and crania displaying "primary cultural deformation" - extensive in about a third of the Mözs collection. Results suggest that the frequencies of a number of non-metric cranial traits are significantly affected: mostly sutural traits. While a few non-metric traits showed differences between sub-samples, these differences often appeared random rather than directional as compared with sub-sample differences among other "normal" skeletal populations. The presence or absence of the cultural deformation seen in the Mözs samples is not a consideration when comparing this population with other earlier human populations.
Population distance - Deformed crania - Non-metric traits - 5th century - Pannonia

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