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International Journal of Anthropology

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 1–13 | Cite as

Trigonometric analysis of the Human Median Sagittal Plane and its applications in reconstruction and phylogeny

  • H. Seidler
  • G. Weber
  • H. Wilfing
  • W. Platzer
  • D. zur Nedden
  • G. Hauser
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Abstract

By means of a new method of measurement which defines a total of eight measuring points along the median sagittal plane of the skull, methodical aspects are explained. The advantages of this method consist in its easy use and exact reproducibility of the calculated data thus obtained. On account of the fact that it permits to obtain the median sagittal plane of the skull by means of points of a cartesian system of coordinate, phylogenetic comparison, standardisable on optional points of reference respectively planes of reference is possible. The specific trigonometric construction enables extensive interpretation of single angles, distances and parts of surface, the amount of detail of which exceeds that of method in use.

Key words

Human cranium trigonometrical reconstruction phylogenetic comparison 

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© International Institute for the Study of Man 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Seidler
    • 1
  • G. Weber
    • 1
  • H. Wilfing
    • 1
  • W. Platzer
    • 2
  • D. zur Nedden
    • 3
  • G. Hauser
    • 4
  1. 1.Institut für HumanbiologieWienAustria
  2. 2.Anatomisches Institut Universität InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  3. 3.Abt. Röntgendiagnostik u. CTUniversitätsklinik für Innere MedizinInnsbruckAustria
  4. 4.Histologisch-Embryolog. Inst.ViennaAustria

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