Molar Size Sequences and Fossil Taxonomy

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Science  22 Nov 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3595, pp. 1060
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3595.1060


Although relative molar size has been considered a major taxonomic criterion, separating the Australopithecines and some erectus fossils from sapiens man, the Me > Ml, or " fossil" size sequence is found in 33 percent of Ohio whites and Pima Indians, yet is not necessarily the major sequence in the level and below ( 9; 10). Stanley M. Garn.