Posts Tagged 'Holocene'

Maludong

The pattern of modern human settlement in East Asia is still largely debated, mostly because of the scarce fossil record. Now we have two more specimens from southwest China, at the transition between Pleistocene and Holocene: Longlin and Maludong. Darren Curnoe and colleagues provide a general morphological analysis of the fossil remains. They reconstruct the endocast of Maludong 1704, giving information on the fronto-parietal proportions. The estimated cranial capacity is 1327 cc.

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