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Journal of Health and Medical Sciences
Volumen 5, Fascículo 2, 2019
Artículo de Investigación
A Brief Introduction to the Evolutionary Anatomy of the Skull and Face in the Genus Homo​

Carlos Alberto Mandarim-de-Lacerda

  • Full Professor of Anatomy, M.D., Ph.D., Institute of Biology, Biomedical Center, University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Correspondence should be addressed to Carlos Mandarim. Email :

Received in March 23, 2019. Accepted in April 02, 2019. 

MANDARIM-DE-LACERDA, C. A. A brief introduction to the evolutionary anatomy of the skull and face in the genus Homo. J. health med. sci., 5(2): 107-111, 2019.

ABSTRACT: The text is indicated as a first reading to students and professionals in the biomedical area, especially those who study and teach anatomy. We reviewed some of the leading evolutionary changes that occurred in the skull and face of the hominids that preceded the modern man, documented by the fossil, geological and molecular register. It is expected to be a pleasant and easy read for the young scientist still not initiated with this knowledge, as well as for who is already studying the evolution of man.

KEY WORDS: Homo habilis, Homo erectus, Homo neanderthalensis, Homo sapiens, anatomy.

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