Description of Parts of a Human Skeleton from Pleistocene (Paleolithic) Bed, Tilbury, Essex

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                                The process of fossilization, so indicated, concurs with the geological 
evidence in testifying to the high relative antiquity of these Human remains.
The ‘fronto-parietal ‘ portion of skull (Plates I, II & III) shows a low and narrow forehead, <u>a<\u>. The 
mid-line, from the fore-end of the sagittal, describes an open uninterrupted curve 
to the upper part of the interval <s>of<\s> between the frontal sinuses, <u>c<\u>, and is continued with a slight conca 
vity, to between them, where it again becomes convex to the root of the nasals, <u>h<\u>.
The frontal sinuses are prominent; their size and disposition are shown in 
figs. 1 & 6 Plate I: their surface is roughened by small irregular depressions:
their broad mesial ends enter into the formation of the superorbital border.
which is, here, not produced. The ordinary ridge begins, and more abruptly 
on the left side, 16 millims from the fronto-maxillary suture, thence expands 
to a broader convex outer termination of the superorbital ridge. In the right
orbit the ridge, beginning at the same distance from the suture, broadens to the 
upper and outer angle, which here shows an irregular indent as if from some 
blow received during life. Between the two portions of the ridge is a shallow 
‘superorbital ‘ notch, but no ‘foramen’. The transverse diameter of the orbit is 
36 millims. One inch extent of the orbital roof is preserved in the left 
<s>orbit <\s> about half that extant in the right, orbit. The least breadth of the frontal 
bone 
                            
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Author
Richard Owen
Reference
AP/62/6
Series
AP
Date
1883
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Description of Parts of a Human Skeleton from Pleistocene (Paleolithic) Bed, Tilbury, Essex, 1883. From The Royal Society, AP/62/6

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