, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 135-143

An anthropometric study of the ear in an adult population

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Abstract

A sample of 539 individuals, 188 males and 351 females from 35 to 93 years, from a rural area, were studied in order to show ear variability according to age and sex.

The characters analyzed were: maximum length and breadth, lobe type, and their possible asymmetries. The individuals were also searched for Darwin’s tubercle.

Paper presented at the 4th congress of the European Anthropology Association (Florence, Sept. 1984).