Is cranial shape actually useful for grouping human variation?


What are some features that can aid in the determination of ancestry in the skull?

I am trying to prove that human genetics and morphological variation does not fit into groupings of race or continental origins. Is is actually useful for human variation? 

2 Answers

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Not very

    We all have 23 pairs of chromosomes, so most traits are always passed-on independently from skullshape - and the others can be unlinked by "crossing over"

  • Phil
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    Yes it is and it has been used for some time now. The entire skull not just the cranium. 

    However dna testing is more the norm these days. 

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