Abstract

[Abstracted from p. 16] This is a skull without the lower jaw. It is marked, "Tasmanian from Hobart." The Curator states that it was received from "Professor" T. H. Hume. Part of the right zygomatic arch is wanting. The bones are much polished, as if they had been subjected to a good deal of handling. The lines on them are distinct and the ridges are prominent. It appears to be the skull of an adult male. It weighs 20ozs. 139grs. avoirdupois.

Norma verticalis.—The skull is long. Although the parietal eminences stand out as fairly prominent bosses, the cranial outline is rather oblong or ovoid than pentagonal in form. The triangular area on the frontal bone in front of the bregma, noted by Turner in the specimens he has described, is fairly well marked; and the flattened areas that bound it laterally pass backwards over the coronal suture to the parietals and stop near the posterior part of the parietal eminences. Anteriorly these flattened areas run between the frontal eminences and meet mesially between the glabella and the anterior end of a low broad ridge that runs forwards in the middle line from the bregma...

 
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Short Form
Ramsay Smith, 1916, Rec. Aust. Mus. 11(2): 15–29
Author
W. Ramsay Smith
Year
1916
Title
A description of some Tasmanian skulls
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
11
Issue
2
Start Page
15
End Page
29
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.11.1916.907
Language
English
Plates
plates viii–xiii
Date Published
01 May 1916
Cover Date
01 May 1916
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ANATOMY: HUMAN; ABORIGINES: AUSTRALIAN
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27 October 2008
Available Online
04 November 2008
Reference Number
907
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