Craniometric variation in the Americas

Ann H. Ross, Douglas H. Ubelaker, Anthony B. Falsetti

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Craniofacial variation is investigated in Latin America and the Caribbean. The samples included in this study are two historic and one prehistoric sample from Ecuador; prehistoric and modern Cuban samples; a prehistoric Peruvian sample; two prehistoric Mexican samples and one contemporary admixed Mexican sample; a 16th/17th-century Spanish sample; and Terry blacks. Biological distance is investigated using traditional craniometrics by computing size and shape variables according to Mosimann and colleagues. This study shows that there is much biological variation within the Americas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)807-818
Number of pages12
JournalHuman biology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Craniometrics
  • Human variation
  • Multivariate statistics
  • New world

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)


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