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The earliest evidence of true lambdoid craniosynostosis: the case of “Benjamina”, a Homo heidelbergensis child

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Gracia Téllez, Ana and Martínez Lage, Juan F. and Arsuaga, Juan Luis and Martínez Mendizábal, Ignacio and Lorenzo Merino, Carlos and Pérez Espejo, Miguel Ángel (2010) The earliest evidence of true lambdoid craniosynostosis: the case of “Benjamina”, a Homo heidelbergensis child. Child's nervous system, 26 . pp. 723-726. ISSN 0256-7040

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Abstract

Background The authors report the morphological and
neuroimaging findings of an immature human fossil
(Cranium 14) diagnosed with left lambdoid synostosis.
Discussion The skull was recovered at the Sima de los
Huesos site in Atapuerca (Burgos, Spain). Since the human
fossil remains from this site have been dated to a minimum
age of 530,000 years, this skull represents the earliest
evidence of craniosynostosis occurring in a hominid. A
brief historical review of craniosynostosis and cranial
deformation is provided.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Craniosynostosis, Lambdoid synostosis, Paleopathology, Deformational plagiocephaly, Posterior plagiocephaly, Skull deformation, Human evolution
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Paleontology
ID Code:27937
Deposited On:19 Jan 2015 13:22
Last Modified:11 Dec 2018 08:42

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