Why did the frequency of palatine torus increase in the ancient Anatolian populations?

Eroglu S., ERDAL Y. S.

HOMO-JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE HUMAN BIOLOGY, vol.59, no.5, pp.365-382, 2008 (SSCI) identifier


The frequency of the palatine torus varies in various Populations from different regions of the world. In this Study, the change of frequency of palatine torus is examined using 387 skulls from 12 different ancient Anatolian populations in various periods ranging from the Early Bronze Age to the first quarter or the 20th century.