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Collegium antropologicum, Vol.31 No.2 April 2007. -

The late Neandertal sample from Vindija Croatia has been described as transitional between the earlier Central European

Neandertals from Krapina Croatia and modern humans. However, the morphological differences indicating

this transition may rather be the result of different sex and-or age compositions between the samples. This study tests the

hypothesis that the metric differences between the Krapina and Vindija mandibular samples are due to sample bias.

Mandibles are the focus of this paper because past studies have posited this region as particularly indicative of the

Vindija sample’s transitional nature. The results indicate that the metric differences between the Krapina and Vindija

mandibular samples are not due to sample bias. This conclusion is consistent with an earlier analysis of sample bias for

the Vindija supraorbital sample.

Vindija; Neandertal; modern human origins; human evolution; bootstrap; resampling



Author: Matthew J. Kesterke - James C. M. Ahern -

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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