Re: Death of a hypothesis
HARRY R. ERWIN (email@example.com)
28 Jul 1996 14:04:04 GMT
Elaine Morgan (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
: In article <email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote...
: > Elaine Morgan <email@example.com> wrote:
: > >> Personally, I think a bit of both. Probably, as the teeth shrank in
: > >> size as did roots, the mandible appeared to protrude more. Other
: > >> animals have chins too.
: > >
: > >Which ones, please? I can't think of any except the elephant
: > Besides the elephant, how about the wooly mammoth and the mastodon?
: Okay, I should have said the elephantidae or whatever the generic term
: is, to be safe. Actually I have never seem a picture of the profile of a
: mastodon,s skull but I would imagine that feature would be there.
The chin in modern man is a brace for the mandibular symphysis that
functionally replaces the superior and inferior tori found in hominoids
Harry Erwin, Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web Page: http://osf1.gmu.edu/~herwin
49 year old PhD student in computational neuroscience ("how bats do it" 8)
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