Variations in the form of the hypoglossal canal in ancient Anatolian populations: Comparison of two recording methods


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Eroglu S.

HOMO-JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE HUMAN BIOLOGY, vol.61, no.1, pp.33-47, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jchb.2010.01.002
  • Journal Name: HOMO-JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE HUMAN BIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-47

Abstract

In this study, the frequency of bridging of the hypoglossal canal was investigated on 324 skulls belonging to 10 ancient Anatolian populations recovered from various archaeological sites and dated from Early Bronze Age to the first quarter of the 20th century. The change in the frequency of bridging trait in the hypoglossal canal that has already been recorded according to both the traditional method (absent or present) and the graded method (0-5) was analysed here in relationship to age, sex, skull side and population.