- the science of measuring skulls, chiefly to determine their characteristic relationship to sex, body type, or genetic population.
Origin of craniometry
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The skulls of the bodies found were carefully preserved for craniometric examination.History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery
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And craniometric methods have rendered the results of comparison much more clear and comprehensible than was formerly the case.
This wide comparison constitutes the first subdivision of craniometric studies.
The third subdivision of craniometric researches is one in which the field of comparison is still further narrowed.
Thus the complexity of craniometric studies has inevitably increased.
- the study and measurement of skulls
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- Measurement of the skull to determine its characteristics as related to sex, race, or body type.
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