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By Rupert Ivan Murrill

Cranial and Postcranial Skeletal continues to be from Easter Island was first released in 1968. Minnesota Archive variations makes use of electronic know-how to make long-unavailable books once more obtainable, and are released unaltered from the unique college of Minnesota Press editions.

An archaeological day trip to Easter Island and the East Pacific was once geared up and financed by means of Thor Heyerdahl, the Norwegian anthropologist of Kon-Tiki fame, in 1955 -1956. even if Professor Murrill was once no longer a member of the day trip, he used to be requested to check and learn, from the point of view of actual anthropology, the human skeletal fabric which used to be discovered by way of the day trip in excavations on Easter Island. Professor Murrill performed a close exam of the continues to be, utilizing such tools as metrical measurements, morphological observations, and analyses of blood crew gene frequencies.

In this ebook he offers the real facts due to his research, a lot of it within the kind of entire tables, and his conclusions. The findings throw major gentle at the query of the place the prehistoric Easter Islanders got here from. opposite to theories favorite via Mr. Heyerdahl and others that those humans and their tradition derived from prehistoric settlements at the west coast of South the USA, Professor Murrill concludes that the Easter Island humans have been Polynesian in beginning and they can have come from the Marquesas Islands. He unearths it not going Negroid migration (possibly from Melanesia) antedated a Polynesian one to Easter Island and, at the foundation of his review of blood team platforms, he means that the Polynesian and the yank Indian kinds could be derived from a similar gene pool in East Asia.

The publication is illustrated with pictures, drawings, and maps, and there's a vast bibliography.

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9 per cent. Nasal Spine. 3 per cent. Nasal Bone Growth (Birdsell, 1951). 5 per cent. MALAR REGION Malar Size. The majority of malars are medium in size. Lateral Malar Projection. 2 per cent. Anterior Malar Projection. 4 per cent. CALVARIUM INTERIOR Right Superior Sagittal Sinus (Laughlin and J0rgensen, 1956). 0 per cent. 28 CRANIAL AND POSTCRANIAL SKELETAL REMAINS FROM EASTER ISLAND MANDIBLE Mandible Size. 4 per cent. Chin Form. Evenly distributed between median and triangular. Chin Projection.

Seg. Brim Shape Preauricular Sulcus Subpubic Angle Ischia Pubic Symphysis Phase* Age Range AHU TEPEU (Gr. 0 AHU VINAPU (No. ) AHUS TEPEU (Grave 1) AND VINAPU (No. 2). POSTCRANIAL MEASUREMENTS, INDICES, AND OBSERVATIONS Femur NO SEX SIDE Maximum Length Bicondylar Length Trochant. Obi. Length Max. Diam. of Head Subtroch. Diam. Antero-post. Subtroch. Diam. Medio-lat. Mid-shaft Diam. Antero-post. Mid-shaft Diam. Medio-lat. Bicondylar Width Collo-Diaph. Angle Condylo-Diaph. Angle Torsion Angle Platymeric Index Pilastric Index Humero-Femoral Index Robusticity Index Crista Hypotrochanterica Third Trochanter Bowing of Shaft Patella NO SEX SIDE Maximum Height Maximum Width Maximum Thickness Height-Width Index AHU TEPEU (Grave 1) AHU VINAPU (No.

Present in 15 per cent. Auditory Meatus. Mainly round or oval. Condyle Elevations. 4 per cent are medium to high. Spina Angularis Sphenoidei. 4 per cent are medium to marked. Posterior Condyloid Foramen. 0 per cent bilateral. Precondylar Tubercles (Broman, 1957). 6 per cent. 8 per cent exhibit precondyler tubercles. CRANIAL AND POSTCRANIAL SKELETAL REMAINS FROM EASTER ISLAND 27 Plate 1. GLABELLA TYPE. ACROSS THE TOP ARE CATEGORIES II-VI, BASED ON THE MODIFIED BROCA SCALE AND SHOWN HERE FOR COMPARATIVE PURPOSES.

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