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Size Variation in Middle Pleistocene Humans

Science  22 Aug 1997:
Vol. 277, Issue 5329, pp. 1086-1088
DOI: 10.1126/science.277.5329.1086

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Abstract

It has been suggested that European Middle Pleistocene humans, Neandertals, and prehistoric modern humans had a greater sexual dimorphism than modern humans. Analysis of body size variation and cranial capacity variation in the large sample from the Sima de los Huesos site in Spain showed instead that the sexual dimorphism is comparable in Middle Pleistocene and modern populations.

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