Barking up the wrong ape

Ken Kinman kinman2 at YAHOO.COM
Wed Dec 15 23:21:54 CST 2004

Australopiths have supraorbital regions that are "mounded"!!??  I'm not at all sure what "mounded" would mean in this context, but sounds like it might be interesting if it could be more precisely described.

       By the way, I think that the old idea was discredited that a supraorbital torus evolved to help absorb stresses from heavy mastication.  But did anyone ever come up with another idea what the main advantage of a supraorbital torus might have been?
      ---- Ken

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