Frontal sinus size in Eskimo populations.

Bibliographic Collection: 
MOCA Reference, APE
Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Hanson, C L; Owsley, D W
Year of Publication: 1980
Journal: Am J Phys Anthropol
Volume: 53
Issue: 2
Pagination: 251-5
Date Published: 1980 Aug
Publication Language: eng
ISSN: 0002-9483
Keywords: Alaska, Canada, Cephalometry, Female, Fossils, Frontal Sinus, History, Ancient, Humans, Indians, North American, Inuits, Male, Paleontology

The frontal sinuses of 143 Eskimo skulls from two sites in the Hudson Bay region of Canada were examined radiographically. No between-site or sex differences were noted in the size of the sinuses. On average, the sinuses are small and often bilaterally absent. The Canadian samples have smaller sinuses than reported for Alaskan Eskimos or American Indian groups.

DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.1330530209
Alternate Journal: Am. J. Phys. Anthropol.