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Author Suzuki, Hisashi ♦ Mizoguchi, Yuji ♦ Conese, Eduardo
Source J-STAGE
Content type Text
Publisher The Anthropological Society of Nippon
Language English
Subject Keyword artificial deformation ♦ Filipinos ♦ craniofacial measurements ♦ Mahalanobis' D2 distances ♦ Pacific populations ♦ Mahalanobis' $D^{2}$ distances
Abstract Twelve artificially deformed and 14 undeformed skulls of Filipinos were measured to examine the morphometric differences between them. Univariate statistical analyses on the craniofacial measurements seem to support the conclusion by previous authors that the facial skeleton is not consistently affected by artificial deformations of the cranial vault. Mahalanobis' $D^{2}$ distances based on craniofacial measurements suggest that the type of cranial deformation in the Philippines is similar to that of Chinook Amerindians in the North Pacific coast of North America. The anteroposteriorly deformed skulls of both Filipinos and Chinook Amerindians have smaller cranial length and larger cranial breadth, and the sagittal frontal and occipital indices tend to be closer to unity than in undeformed skulls. Mahalanobis' $D^{2}$ distances further showed that Filipinos with no cranial deformation were morphologically closer to geographical neighbors such as Guam Islanders and southern Chinese.
ISSN 09187960
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1993-01-01
e-ISSN 13488570
Journal Anthropological Science(ase1993)
Volume Number 101
Issue Number 1
Page Count 17
Starting Page 111
Ending Page 127


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