View Full Version : Evolutionary population history of early Paleoamerican cranial morphology

03-13-2017, 05:47 PM
" This argument is largely based on the empirical
observation that the average cranial shape of the earliest South Americans
bears stronger affinities with Australasian and Polynesian populations
than it does with East Asian or later Native American groups ) suggested that early Paleoamerican groups
retain the generalized ancestral morphology that characterized late Pleistocene Eurasian populations, a s represented by fossils such as the Upper Cave specimen from Zhoukoudian (China) and Upper Paleolithic European specimens"