International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2019 (Vols. 1-57)
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World Archaeological Congres 9

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'Minugh-Purvis N, 2000: Ontogeny and Morphology of the Child's Mandible from Šipka - Moravia, Czech Republic. Anthropologie (Brno) 38, 1: 71-82'.
Ontogenetic analysis of the immature Upper Pleistocene hominid mandibular fragment from Šipka, Moravia, Czech Republic, confirms the taxonomic affinities of this child as Neanderthal. Metric comparisons of Šipka 1 with other Upper Pleistocene specimens of similar developmental age place it well within both the Neanderthal and early Homo sapiens sapiens ranges for symphyseal size and robusticity as well as dental dimensions. However, metric proportioning and the combined presence of certain non-metric features argue convincingly in favour of its Neanderthal status. Moreover, within the Neanderthal range of variation for subadults of similar developmental age, Šipka 1 possesses a morphological pattern typical of late Neanderthals as previously suggested by Jelínek (1965, 1969), Smith (1982), and Wolpoff (1980, 1999).
Neanderthal - Chin - Mandible - Growth - Modern human origins

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